Post-last glacial maximum settlement of the West Angelas region in the inland Hamersley Plateau, Western Australia

Slack, Michael, Connell, Kate, Davis, Annabelle, Gliganic, Luke, Law, W. Boone, and Meyer, Michael (2017) Post-last glacial maximum settlement of the West Angelas region in the inland Hamersley Plateau, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology, 83 (3). pp. 127-142.

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Abstract

An excavation and survey program at West Angelas, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, shows that the poorly watered interior area of the Hamersley Plateau was first occupied soon after the conclusion of the Last Glacial Maximum, and that significant use of this area probably only occurred during the mid to late Holocene. Although current archaeological research shows that Aboriginal groups have occupied areas of the Hamersley Plateau for more than 40,000 years, the permanent and prolonged use of the more marginal or ecologically suboptimal foraging environments of the interior plateau is a comparatively recent development in the region’s long archaeological record.

Item ID: 51852
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0312-2417
Keywords: rockshelter excavation, Pilbara, post glacial subsistence and settlement
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 02:33
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
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