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dc.contributor.authorBalme, J
dc.contributor.authorO'connor, S
dc.contributor.authorMaloney, Tim
dc.contributor.authorVannieuwenhuyse, D
dc.contributor.authorAplin, K
dc.contributor.authorDilkes-Hall, IE
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-22T04:39:26Z
dc.date.available2019-11-22T04:39:26Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0003-8121
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/arco.5166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389198
dc.description.abstractAboriginal people occupied Riwi, a limestone cave in the south-central Kimberley region at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia, from about 46000 years ago through to the historical period. The cultural materials recovered from the Riwi excavations provide evidence of intermittent site use, especially in climatically wet periods. Changes in hunting patterns and in hearth-making practices about 34000 years ago appear to accompany a change to drought resistant vegetation in the site surrounds. Occupation during the Last Glacial Maximum highlights variation in aridity trends in the broader environmental record. The most intensive use of the cave was during a wet period in the early to middle Holocene, when people appear to have received marine shell beads from the coast through social networks. While there is less evidence for late Holocene occupation, this probably reflects deposition processes rather than an absence of occupation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom35
dc.relation.ispartofpageto52
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArchaeology in Oceania
dc.relation.ispartofvolume54
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.titleLong-term occupation on the edge of the desert: Riwi Cave in the southern Kimberley, Western Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBalme, J; O'connor, S; Maloney, T; Vannieuwenhuyse, D; Aplin, K; Dilkes-Hall, IE, Long-term occupation on the edge of the desert: Riwi Cave in the southern Kimberley, Western Australia, Archaeology in Oceania, 2019, 54 (1), pp. 35-52
dc.date.updated2019-11-19T05:06:30Z
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gro.griffith.authorMaloney, Tim R.


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