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Pictures of time beneath : science, heritage and the uses of the deep past, Kirsty Douglas

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Pictures of time beneath : science, heritage and the uses of the deep past
Title
Pictures of time beneath
Title remainder
science, heritage and the uses of the deep past
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Douglas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the social history and significance of geological and human antiquity, water and aridity in Australia; interpretation and value of landscape and the past; discovery of the Willandra Lakes and their canonical power; Barindji and Berriat relation to the region; history of the suspected antiquity of humans in Australia; discovery of human remains - Talgai, Mungo and Kow Swamp; dating of the Mungo remains; disputes over the ownership and politics of the past - nationalism and identity; comparison with North American debates; cultural significance of antiquity and land in Australian society
Cataloging source
ANL
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Douglas, Kirsty
Dewey number
559.4
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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CSIRO
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  • Cultural property
  • Historical geology
  • Landscape
  • Callabonna, Lake, Region (S. Aust.)
  • Hallett Cove (S. Aust.)
Label
Pictures of time beneath : science, heritage and the uses of the deep past, Kirsty Douglas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Updated version of the author's thesis (Ph.D), Australian National University, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-206) and index
Contents
Pt.1. 'Like a precious cameo': Hallett Cove, geological heritage and the glaciological imagination -- Preservation and change in an 'outdoor museum' : a modern diorama -- 'Bent upon covering the whole continent with ice': gloacial studies in the nineteenth century -- Battle for Hallett Cove -- Pt.2. Dirt, bones and the diprotodons of Lake Callabonnna : discovering the lost worlds of vertebrate palaeontology -- Lost world of Lake Callabonna, 160 000 000 BP - 1970 -- World previous to ours', 1795-1892 -- Finding Lake Callabonna, 1892-1901 -- Finding Lake Callabonna again, 1913-1970 -- Pt.3. Lake Mungo, human antiquity and the watered inland : reading the scripture of the landscape -- Arid glaciation and the land of lakes -- Human antiquity and the scripture of the landscape
Control code
000044956589
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780643097049
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)495140164
Label
Pictures of time beneath : science, heritage and the uses of the deep past, Kirsty Douglas
Publication
Note
Updated version of the author's thesis (Ph.D), Australian National University, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-206) and index
Contents
Pt.1. 'Like a precious cameo': Hallett Cove, geological heritage and the glaciological imagination -- Preservation and change in an 'outdoor museum' : a modern diorama -- 'Bent upon covering the whole continent with ice': gloacial studies in the nineteenth century -- Battle for Hallett Cove -- Pt.2. Dirt, bones and the diprotodons of Lake Callabonnna : discovering the lost worlds of vertebrate palaeontology -- Lost world of Lake Callabonna, 160 000 000 BP - 1970 -- World previous to ours', 1795-1892 -- Finding Lake Callabonna, 1892-1901 -- Finding Lake Callabonna again, 1913-1970 -- Pt.3. Lake Mungo, human antiquity and the watered inland : reading the scripture of the landscape -- Arid glaciation and the land of lakes -- Human antiquity and the scripture of the landscape
Control code
000044956589
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780643097049
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)495140164

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