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The Archaeology of Agrarian Australia  

Alistair Paterson

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Apr 2022
The arrival of Europeans in Australia heralded the establishment of new forms of farming reliant on a range of foreign domesticated plants and animals. More than any other colonial ... More

The Archaeology of Social Transformation in the New Guinea Highlands  

Dylan Gaffney and Tim Denham

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Feb 2021
This article examines three key aspects of New Guinea Highlands prehistory, with important implications for regional and global archaeology, including evidence for (1) adaptive flexibility ... More

Australia’s Rock Art Heritage: A Thematic Approach to Assessing Scientific Value  

Jo McDonald

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Jan 2019
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Jun 2017
Australia has myriad rock art places that have special significance to their many Indigenous owners and a heritage resource of outstanding universal value to all humankind. The appropriate ... More

Australian Indigenous Ochres: Use, Sourcing, and Exchange  

Jillian Huntley

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Jun 2021
Aboriginal Australians use ochre in varied cultural practices. It is found in the earliest to most recent archaeological sites and geographically across the wide-ranging geological and ... More

Axe Quarrying, Production, and Exchange in Australia and New Guinea  

Anne Ford and Peter Hiscock

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May 2021
Ground-edge artefacts (GEAs), also known as ground-edge axes, are an independent innovation that date to the earliest sites in Sahul (the continental landmass of Australia and New Guinea). ... More

Behavioural inferences from Late Pleistocene Aboriginal Australia: seasonality, butchery, and nutrition in southwest Tasmania  

Richard Cosgrove and Jillian Garvey

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Detailed research into marsupial behavioural ecology and modelling of past Aboriginal exploitation of terrestrial fauna has been scarce. Poor bone preservation is one limiting factor in ... More

Below the Sky, above the Clouds: The Archaeology of the Australian High Country  

Joanna Fresløv and Russell Mullett

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Apr 2022
The High Country of the Australian Great Divide is a distinctive landscape that covers a large portion of southeastern Australia. After fifty years of research, we still know little about ... More

The Big Flood: Responding to Sea-Level Rise and the Inundated Continental Shelf  

Jonathan Benjamin and Sean Ulm

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Oct 2021
Since the first peopling of Australia and New Guinea (the continent of Sahul) during times of lower sea level more than 60,000 years ago, approximately 2 million km2 of land, roughly ... More

Bodies Revealed: X-ray Art in Western Arnhem Land  

Luke Taylor

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Jan 2019
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Mar 2017
This chapter examines X-ray art in western Arnhem Land in northern Australia, considering how relatively contemporary artists used it to enrich the meaning of their work. After discussing ... More

Boundaries, Relationality, and Style Provinces in Australian Rock Art  

Madeleine Kelly and Liam M. Brady

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Feb 2021
Identifying style provinces is a popular topic of enquiry in Australian rock art research. At the core of these studies is the focus on the style or manner of depiction of motifs as a key ... More

The Coming of the Dingo  

Jane Balme and Sue O'Connor

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Feb 2021
The dingo, or native dog, arrived in Australia with people traveling on watercraft in the Late Holocene. By the time Europeans colonized the continent, dingoes were incorporated into the ... More

Coral Sea Cultural Interaction Sphere  

Ian J. McNiven

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Feb 2021
Cultural interactions between Aboriginal peoples of northeastern Australia and Melanesian peoples of southern New Guinea have caught the attention of anthropologists and archaeologists ... More

Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights in Rock Art: A Case Study of Australian Indigenous Art  

Stephen Gray

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Jan 2019
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Nov 2017
Questions of legal and cultural rights over rock art are particularly compelling given the very different significance the art holds for Indigenous people compared to that recognized by a ... More

The Development (and Imagined Reinvention) of Australian Archaeology in the Twentieth Century  

Chris Urwin and Matthew Spriggs

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Apr 2021
Most histories of Australian archaeology written in the past three decades imagine that the discipline came of age in (approximately) the year 1960. We are led to believe that systematic ... More

Dugongs and Turtles as Kin: Relational Ontologies and Archaeological Perspectives on Ritualized Hunting by Coastal Indigenous Australians  

Ian J. McNiven

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Apr 2022
Indigenous Australia has a rich ethnographic record that provides opportunities for archaeology to better understand and appreciate past human–animal relationships and the worldviews in ... More

Engaging and Designing Place: Furnishings and the Architecture of Archaeological Sites in Aboriginal Australia  

Bruno David, Jean-Jacques Delannoy, Chris Urwin, Joanna Fresløv, Russell Mullett, and Christine Phillips

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Oct 2021
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites are commonly thought about as ‘natural’ locations onto which people variously undertook activities. This chapter argues and shows that ... More

Enhanced Ecologies and Ecosystem Engineering: Strategies Developed by Aboriginal Australians to Increase the Abundance of Animal Resources  

Ian J. McNiven, Tiina Manne, and Anne Ross

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Nov 2021
Anthropological and archaeological representations of Aboriginal Australians as hunter-gatherers adapting to the natural availability of food resources are simplistic and inconsistent with ... More

Fatal Frontier: Temporal and Spatial Considerations of the Native Mounted Police and Colonial Violence across Queensland  

Lynley A. Wallis, Heather Burke, Bryce Barker, and Noelene Cole

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Feb 2021
Over the past two decades, archaeologists have explored aspects of Indigenous agency to better encompass experiences of cross-cultural contact in colonial Australia. Yet the area of ... More

Flaked Stone Tools of Holocene Sahul: Case studies from Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea  

Tim Ryan Maloney

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Jul 2021
This article reviews the Holocene records of flaked stone artefacts from the Sahul regions of New Guinea and northern Australia. Varied approaches to understanding the role of flaked stone ... More

Historicising the ‘Dreaming’: An Archaeological Perspective from Arid Australia  

M. A. Smith

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Apr 2021
The ‘Dreaming’ is an elaborate belief system that forms the governing ideology of Indigenous Australia. It religiously sanctions the relationship between people and place, and articulates ... More

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