The Resource Between the desert and the Gulf : evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia, Michael Jon Slack

Between the desert and the Gulf : evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia, Michael Jon Slack

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Between the desert and the Gulf : evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia
Title
Between the desert and the Gulf
Title remainder
evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Jon Slack
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation pending
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NU
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Slack, Michael
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Sydney, 2008.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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University of Sydney
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Riversleigh (Qld.)
  • Lawn Hill (Qld)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Between the desert and the Gulf : evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia, Michael Jon Slack
Link
https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/2748
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "March 2007"
  • Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Dept. of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts
  • Degree awarded 2008; thesis submitted 2007
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 369-397
Contents
Introduction -- The archaeology of Northern Australia and the arid zone : chronologies and settlement models : introduction; The Australian climate: the last 50,000 years; Phase 1 (50,000-30,000 B.P.); Phase 2 - the LGM (30,000 - 18,000 B.P.); Phase 3: Terminal Pleistocene (18,000 - 10,000 B.P.); Phases 4,5 and 6 - the Holocene (10,000 B.P. - present); Summary; Dating the colonisation of Australia - "the long and the short of it"; Background; The long chronology; Archaeology in support of the long chronology; Summary of long chronology; The short chronology; Archaeology in support of the short chronology; Sahul: greater Australia; Summary; Modeling settlement; Settlement of the Australian arid zone; Deserts and arid areas; A background to arid zone archaeology; Models of arid zone settlement; The continual occupation model; Fluctuating occupation model; The bio-geographic model; Recent developments in arid zone models; Desert transformation model; Risk minimising model; Archaeology of arid zone settlement; Refuge areas; Corridor areas; Reoccupation of corridors and first settlement of barriers -- Lawn Hill and the Pleistocene settlement of the Gulf/Lake Carpentaria and Australia's arid interior: introduction; background - interest in the region; Hiscock's doctoral research; Survey; Survey results; Excavations; Colless Creek Cave; Location and background; Excavations; Stratigraphy; Chronology; Changes in stone artefacts in square P46; Methodological error and post-depositional modification; Spatial variation; Technological changes; Summary of chronological changes in artefact size; Length of reduction; Changes in site use, environmental stress, and population increases; Use of fire; Treadage; Changes in artefact use; Changes in raw material procurement; Changes in faunal exploitation; Summary; Louie Creek cave: background; Location and environment; Site setting; Excavations; Chronology; Change in stone artefacts in square BJ29; Functional changes; Summary -- Evolutionary theory part 1: HBE, Optimal Foraging Theory and stone artefact studies; Introduction; Human behavioural ecology; Optimal foraging theory; Diet breadth; Archaeological applications; Risk; Risk minimisation; Stone artefacts and optimal foraging theory; Time budgeting; Mobility constraints; Utility increase through design theory; Technological investment and gain rates; Provisioning strategies; Archaeological application; Chapter summary; Stone technology and risk; Optimal foraging theory -- Evolutionary theory part 2 - Human behavioural ecology and a predictive model of hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence for Riversleigh and Lawn Hill: introduction; The research region; Topography; Geology; Stone raw materials; Hydrology; Rivers and springs; Ephemeral creeks and streams; Climate; Regional; Study area; Vegetation communities : riverine and riparian corridors; Woodlands; Grasslands; Faunal communities; Ethnohistory; Artefacts; Personal ornamentation, ceremony and trade; Riversleigh / Lawn Hill model of subsistence and settlement; Diet breadth model; Stone artefacts and foraging; Stone procurement; Discard rates; Reduction; Technological diversity; Mobility and lithic assemblages; Residential bases; Short term camps; Limited activity sites; Riversleigh / Lawn Hill patch choice model; Local patch choice; Regional patch model; Settlement and subsistence at Riversleigh / Lawn Hill through time : diet breadth model through time; Phase 1 - colonisation (50,000 to 30,000 BP); Phase 2 - oxygen isotope stage 2 and the last glacial maximum (30,000 to 18,000 BP); Phase 3 and 4 - recovery phase (18,000 to 5,500 BP); Phase 5 - El Nino aridity (5,500 to 1,500 BP); Phase 6 - recent (1,500 to 50 BP); Conclusion -- Survey and excavation in the southern study area - Riversleigh : O'Shannassy hearths; Old Lilydale Homestead midden; Gregory 8 - GRE8; Riversleigh - sites distant to permanent water; The Grotto; Gamanyi -- Excavation in the Northern Study Area - Lawn Hill,
Control code
000042970619
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 397 leaves
Governing access note
Open access reading. Open copying for private study, closed quotation. Not for interlibrary loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Mike Smith
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps.
Stock number
MAR12/068
System control number
(OCoLC)271853615
Label
Between the desert and the Gulf : evolutionary anthropology and Aboriginal prehistory in the Riversleigh/Lawn Hill region, Northern Australia, Michael Jon Slack
Link
https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/2748
Publication
Note
  • "March 2007"
  • Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Dept. of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts
  • Degree awarded 2008; thesis submitted 2007
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 369-397
Contents
Introduction -- The archaeology of Northern Australia and the arid zone : chronologies and settlement models : introduction; The Australian climate: the last 50,000 years; Phase 1 (50,000-30,000 B.P.); Phase 2 - the LGM (30,000 - 18,000 B.P.); Phase 3: Terminal Pleistocene (18,000 - 10,000 B.P.); Phases 4,5 and 6 - the Holocene (10,000 B.P. - present); Summary; Dating the colonisation of Australia - "the long and the short of it"; Background; The long chronology; Archaeology in support of the long chronology; Summary of long chronology; The short chronology; Archaeology in support of the short chronology; Sahul: greater Australia; Summary; Modeling settlement; Settlement of the Australian arid zone; Deserts and arid areas; A background to arid zone archaeology; Models of arid zone settlement; The continual occupation model; Fluctuating occupation model; The bio-geographic model; Recent developments in arid zone models; Desert transformation model; Risk minimising model; Archaeology of arid zone settlement; Refuge areas; Corridor areas; Reoccupation of corridors and first settlement of barriers -- Lawn Hill and the Pleistocene settlement of the Gulf/Lake Carpentaria and Australia's arid interior: introduction; background - interest in the region; Hiscock's doctoral research; Survey; Survey results; Excavations; Colless Creek Cave; Location and background; Excavations; Stratigraphy; Chronology; Changes in stone artefacts in square P46; Methodological error and post-depositional modification; Spatial variation; Technological changes; Summary of chronological changes in artefact size; Length of reduction; Changes in site use, environmental stress, and population increases; Use of fire; Treadage; Changes in artefact use; Changes in raw material procurement; Changes in faunal exploitation; Summary; Louie Creek cave: background; Location and environment; Site setting; Excavations; Chronology; Change in stone artefacts in square BJ29; Functional changes; Summary -- Evolutionary theory part 1: HBE, Optimal Foraging Theory and stone artefact studies; Introduction; Human behavioural ecology; Optimal foraging theory; Diet breadth; Archaeological applications; Risk; Risk minimisation; Stone artefacts and optimal foraging theory; Time budgeting; Mobility constraints; Utility increase through design theory; Technological investment and gain rates; Provisioning strategies; Archaeological application; Chapter summary; Stone technology and risk; Optimal foraging theory -- Evolutionary theory part 2 - Human behavioural ecology and a predictive model of hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence for Riversleigh and Lawn Hill: introduction; The research region; Topography; Geology; Stone raw materials; Hydrology; Rivers and springs; Ephemeral creeks and streams; Climate; Regional; Study area; Vegetation communities : riverine and riparian corridors; Woodlands; Grasslands; Faunal communities; Ethnohistory; Artefacts; Personal ornamentation, ceremony and trade; Riversleigh / Lawn Hill model of subsistence and settlement; Diet breadth model; Stone artefacts and foraging; Stone procurement; Discard rates; Reduction; Technological diversity; Mobility and lithic assemblages; Residential bases; Short term camps; Limited activity sites; Riversleigh / Lawn Hill patch choice model; Local patch choice; Regional patch model; Settlement and subsistence at Riversleigh / Lawn Hill through time : diet breadth model through time; Phase 1 - colonisation (50,000 to 30,000 BP); Phase 2 - oxygen isotope stage 2 and the last glacial maximum (30,000 to 18,000 BP); Phase 3 and 4 - recovery phase (18,000 to 5,500 BP); Phase 5 - El Nino aridity (5,500 to 1,500 BP); Phase 6 - recent (1,500 to 50 BP); Conclusion -- Survey and excavation in the southern study area - Riversleigh : O'Shannassy hearths; Old Lilydale Homestead midden; Gregory 8 - GRE8; Riversleigh - sites distant to permanent water; The Grotto; Gamanyi -- Excavation in the Northern Study Area - Lawn Hill,
Control code
000042970619
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxxv, 397 leaves
Governing access note
Open access reading. Open copying for private study, closed quotation. Not for interlibrary loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Mike Smith
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps.
Stock number
MAR12/068
System control number
(OCoLC)271853615

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