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dc.contributor.authorKemp, Justineen_US
dc.contributor.authorGontz, Allenen_US
dc.contributor.authorPardoe, Colinen_US
dc.contributor.authorPietsch, Timen_US
dc.contributor.authorOlley, Jonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T00:52:17Z
dc.date.available2015-02-02T04:17:08Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T00:52:17Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn0811-0433en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/66015
dc.description.abstractGround penetrating radar technology has advanced in the last decade to the point where it is possible to identify objects as small as a grave quickly and with great precision. This study investigates its potential for identifying possible human burials alongside the grave site of Kiacatoo Man in central New South Wales. In 2011, the weathered remains of this individual were discovered in a levee of an ancient course of the Lachlan River, and measurements taken from the reconstructed femur suggest an individual of exceptional size and rugosity. Preliminary OSL analyses of fine sandy sediment underlying the grave floor provide a maximum age for the skeleton of around 17,000 years. A GPR survey over a 200 m x 40 m grid of the levee revealed five disturbances that are consistent with the geophysical and morphological expression of grave excavations. The technique appears to be an effective tool for mapping of unmarked graves, and may be particularly useful for systematic archaeological exploration of the source-bordering dunes and levees of the Riverine Plain. These landforms may hold the key to understanding burial patterning, the distribution of people, and land-use during the late Pleistocene in Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralasian Quaternary Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://aqua.org.au/?page_id=23en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom32en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQuaternary Australasiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode040699en_US
dc.titleA ground penetrating radar survey near the excavated burial site of Kiacatoo Manen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionJournal Articles (Refereed Article)en_US
dc.type.codec1en_US
gro.facultyFaculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Australasian Quaternary Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2015-02-02T04:17:08Z
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