Cave dig shows the earliest Australians enjoyed a coastal lifestyle

Ulm, Sean, Ward, Ingrid, Veth, Peter, and Manne, Tiina (2017) Cave dig shows the earliest Australians enjoyed a coastal lifestyle. The Conversation, 19 May 2017. pp. 1-8.

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[Extract] Archaeological excavations in a remote island cave off northwest Australia reveal incredible details of the early use by people of the continent’s now-submerged coast. Our latest study reveals that at lower sea levels, this island was used as a hunting shelter between about 50,000 and 30,000 years ago, and then as a residential base for family groups by 8,000 years ago.

Item ID: 49072
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Aboriginal life, archeology, sea level rise, Aboriginal history, first Australians
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Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP130100802, FT120100656, FT130100195, DE150101597 & DE160100743
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 04:41
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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