Archaeology (ISSN 0312-2417), the official publication of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc., is a refereed journal and has been published since 1974. The journal accepts original articles in all fields of archaeology and other subjects relevant to archaeological research and practice in Australia and nearby areas. Archaeology is defined broadly and covers the prehistoric and historic periods in terms of pure research and cultural resource management.
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(Australian Archaeological Association, 1974-11) White, J P
This article discusses the ethnographic and archaeological evidence for the existence of hunter-gatherer communities during the Pleistocene in Australia. The Aboriginal adaptation in the Australian continent, including Tasmania, has evolved over a long period of time - at least 30,000 years and possibly considerably longer. During that time both Aboriginal culture and the environment have undergone considerable change. Discoveries at Lake Mungo and Kow Swamp, with the associated fossil record, have contributed to these ongoing discussions.