In a first discovery of its kind, researchers have uncovered an ancient Aboriginal archaeological site preserved on the seabed

Benjamin, Jonathan, Bailey, Geoff, McDonald, Jo, O'Leary, Michael, and Ulm, Sean (2020) In a first discovery of its kind, researchers have uncovered an ancient Aboriginal archaeological site preserved on the seabed. The Conversation, 2020.

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Abstract

For most of the human history of Australia, sea levels were much lower than they are today, and there was extra dry land where people lived. Archaeologists could only speculate about how people used those now-submerged lands, and whether any traces remain today. But in a study published today in PLOS ONE, we report the first submerged ancient Aboriginal archaeological sites found on the seabed, in waters off Western Australia.

Item ID: 63701
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
Keywords: archaeology; submerged landscapes; Aboriginal culture
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See also https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/63698/

Funders: Australian Research Council
Projects and Grants: Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP170100812), Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP140100393), Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CE170100015)
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 07:53
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 @ 25%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210110 Maritime Archaeology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 50%
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