The Resource Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast : an archaeological study of the Darwin region, Patricia Mary Bourke

Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast : an archaeological study of the Darwin region, Patricia Mary Bourke

Label
Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast : an archaeological study of the Darwin region
Title
Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast
Title remainder
an archaeological study of the Darwin region
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Mary Bourke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Archaeological study of occupation of the Darwin region during the late Holocene; subsistence and settlement patterns; discusses methods of analysing changes in settlement patterns and resource procurement in the archaeological record through environmental context and taphonomic processes; shell mounds; previous archaeological research in Darwin region; historical impact on archaeological sites; role of molluscs in prehistoric economies; changes in resource procurement strategies; intensification; review of current hypotheses on Mid to Late Holocene economic systems; environmental variability and its effects on human history; description of prehistoric landscapes - climate, geomorphology; present-day environment - landforms, flora and fauna; problems with ethnographic interpretations of archaeological material; culture contact in Northern Australia; Indigenous knowledge and use of resources as recorded historically; methods; results; midden analysis; comparison of results from shell midden excavations and analysis on Middle Arm Peninsula; variability of sites at Hope; taphonomic patterns; chronology of Darwin coastal sites; interpretation of the faunal remains; comparison of ethnographic and archaeological records - ethnographic reports found to be consistent with the archaeological evidence; the ritual/ceremonial context of shell mounds; influence of Macassan contact; chronological change in Late Holocene resource exploitation; the meaning of shell mound building; summarises the Late Holocene economies in the Darwin region; agrees with general suggestion of intensification during the Late Holocene
Cataloging source
XNTU
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Bourke, Patricia Mary
Dewey number
304.2099429
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Human ecology
  • Archaeology
  • Coastal archaeology
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Land settlement patterns
  • Kitchen-middens
Label
Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast : an archaeological study of the Darwin region, Patricia Mary Bourke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Thesis (PhD)--Northern Territory University, 2000
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 356-416
Control code
000023125469
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvii, 434 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Patricia Bourke
Other physical details
illustrations, (some coloured), maps (some coloured)
Label
Late holocene indigenous economies of the tropical Australian coast : an archaeological study of the Darwin region, Patricia Mary Bourke
Publication
Note
Thesis (PhD)--Northern Territory University, 2000
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 356-416
Control code
000023125469
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvii, 434 leaves
Governing access note
Open access - reading. Partial copying & use. Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Patricia Bourke
Other physical details
illustrations, (some coloured), maps (some coloured)

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