The Resource Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia, Celia Jane Brockwell

Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia, Celia Jane Brockwell

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Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia
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Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia
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Celia Jane Brockwell
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Language
eng
Summary
Aboriginal use of wetlands in the Alligator Rivers region, from 1845 to present; food gathering; hunting; fishing; watercraft; spears; huts; use of fire; ceremonies; trade; stone tools; shell middens; rock paintings; archaeological sites; Kakadu; Ngumbur; Bukurnidja
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Brockwell, C. J.
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ngunnawal (Australian people)
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Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia, Celia Jane Brockwell
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Publication
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  • "October 1989"
  • Thesis (M.A.) - Australian National University, Canberra, ACT., 1989; Bibliography; leaves 320-343; Includes tables; Photocopy
Contents
1. Hunter-gatherer use of wetlands : The study area -- Setting the scene -- Aims of thesis -- Previous Archaeological Research -- Kakadu Archaeological Consultancy 1981 -- Research for this thesis -- Methods of interpretation and chapter outline -- 2. Physical development and resources of the Alligator Rivers floodplain : Introduction -- Climate -- Hydrology -- Holocene climates -- landscape evolution during the holocene -- land systems -- Productivity -- Resources of freshwater wetlands -- Flora -- fauna -- 3. Wetland stone artefacts : Introduction -- laboratory methodology -- Unretouched artefacts -- Retouched artfacts -- 4. Description and intra-site analysis of the South Alligator River wetland sites : Introduction -- Field methodology -- Artefact densities -- Amakada -- Kumunkuwi -- Kunkundurnku -- Mamutjirra -- The mound sites -- Mularnani -- Comments about intra-site variability -- 5. Comparative analysis of the South Alligator wetland sites : Introduction -- Statistical treatments used in the comparison of the stone assemblages -- Artefact densities -- Raw materials -- Stone tool types -- Summary -- Interpretation and archaeological model -- 6. The wetland sites in a regional context : Introduction -- Comparison between the South Alligator wetlands and regional rockshelter sites -- Environmental change and impact on subsistence strategies -- Seasonality of site use -- Evidence of regional mobility -- Mound sites in Northern Australia -- Regional archaeological models of site use and seasonal movement -- 7. Aboriginal use of wetlands from 1845 to the present : Introduction -- Contact history -- Effects of contact: Adaptability and continuity -- Sources of information -- Language groups and clan estates -- Evidence for patterns of subsistence and seasonal movement in tropical wetlands areas -- Division of labour -- Technology -- 8. Archaeological and historic models of hunter gatherer occupation of the South Alligatr wetlands sites : Summary of archaeological evidence: Aim 1 -- Aim 2 -- Aim 3. -- 9. Kakadu wetlands in an Australian and worldwide perspective : Archaeological and histoical patterns of wetland subsistence and settlement elsewhere in Australia -- Mound sites elsewhere in Southern Australia -- A model of wetland subsistence and settlement pattern in Australia -- Examples of subsistence and settlement patterns in wetlands areas outside Australia -- Conclusion -- Appandix A. Prehistoric and historical economic and settlement patterns in sub-tropical wetlands regions of Africa, South America and Melanesia
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M0011013
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
2 v. (343 leaves); ill., maps, ports.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0008807
Label
Archaeological investigations of the Kakadu wetlands, Northern Australia, Celia Jane Brockwell
Publication
Note
  • "October 1989"
  • Thesis (M.A.) - Australian National University, Canberra, ACT., 1989; Bibliography; leaves 320-343; Includes tables; Photocopy
Contents
1. Hunter-gatherer use of wetlands : The study area -- Setting the scene -- Aims of thesis -- Previous Archaeological Research -- Kakadu Archaeological Consultancy 1981 -- Research for this thesis -- Methods of interpretation and chapter outline -- 2. Physical development and resources of the Alligator Rivers floodplain : Introduction -- Climate -- Hydrology -- Holocene climates -- landscape evolution during the holocene -- land systems -- Productivity -- Resources of freshwater wetlands -- Flora -- fauna -- 3. Wetland stone artefacts : Introduction -- laboratory methodology -- Unretouched artefacts -- Retouched artfacts -- 4. Description and intra-site analysis of the South Alligator River wetland sites : Introduction -- Field methodology -- Artefact densities -- Amakada -- Kumunkuwi -- Kunkundurnku -- Mamutjirra -- The mound sites -- Mularnani -- Comments about intra-site variability -- 5. Comparative analysis of the South Alligator wetland sites : Introduction -- Statistical treatments used in the comparison of the stone assemblages -- Artefact densities -- Raw materials -- Stone tool types -- Summary -- Interpretation and archaeological model -- 6. The wetland sites in a regional context : Introduction -- Comparison between the South Alligator wetlands and regional rockshelter sites -- Environmental change and impact on subsistence strategies -- Seasonality of site use -- Evidence of regional mobility -- Mound sites in Northern Australia -- Regional archaeological models of site use and seasonal movement -- 7. Aboriginal use of wetlands from 1845 to the present : Introduction -- Contact history -- Effects of contact: Adaptability and continuity -- Sources of information -- Language groups and clan estates -- Evidence for patterns of subsistence and seasonal movement in tropical wetlands areas -- Division of labour -- Technology -- 8. Archaeological and historic models of hunter gatherer occupation of the South Alligatr wetlands sites : Summary of archaeological evidence: Aim 1 -- Aim 2 -- Aim 3. -- 9. Kakadu wetlands in an Australian and worldwide perspective : Archaeological and histoical patterns of wetland subsistence and settlement elsewhere in Australia -- Mound sites elsewhere in Southern Australia -- A model of wetland subsistence and settlement pattern in Australia -- Examples of subsistence and settlement patterns in wetlands areas outside Australia -- Conclusion -- Appandix A. Prehistoric and historical economic and settlement patterns in sub-tropical wetlands regions of Africa, South America and Melanesia
Control code
M0011013
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
2 v. (343 leaves); ill., maps, ports.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Open copying & quotation. Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0008807

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