Australian Archaeology, Number 010, 1980

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This is a collection of articles from Issue Number 10, November 1980.


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    A resource manual for archaeologists request for help
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Haglund, Laila
    As more and more archaeologists work away from universities, e.g. doing contract work, often outside their own State or region, the old network of information being spread by word of mouth has become inadequate. A resource manual should be helpful during both planning and analysis stages.
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    A radiocarbon date for the final prehistoric occupation of Glennie Island Cave, Bass Strait
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Jones, Rhys ; Allen, Jim
    The previous issue of Australian Archaeology (no.9), described the discovery of a small cave on Great Glennie Island some 7km west of Wilson's Promontory, Bass Strait, Victoria (Jones and Allen 1979). A shell midden in this granite cave consisted mostly of limpets (Cellana solida) and in order to obtain a date for final occupation of the site, a sample of limpet shell was submitted to the ANU Radiocarbon Research Laboratory, hoping that it would at least indicate a date beyond that of the arrival of European sailors into Bass Strait at the very end of the 18th century and thus prove that the midden was genuinely of Aboriginal origin. This paper discusses the results of sample no. GIC/1968:ANU-2296 1440±100BP (Libby half life of 5568 years) on limpet shell 'Cellana solida'.
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    Pleistocene occupation of the arid zone in Southeast Australia: Research prospects for the Cooper Creek-Strzelecki Desert Region
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hughes, P J ; Lampert, Ronald John
    Archaeological evidence for the presence of people in southeastern Australia as early as 40,000 years ago in environments substantially different from the Southeast Asian homeland of the initial colonists of Greater Australia has generated much discussion on when and how this remarkable feat of colonisation took place, and what was the nature and pace of adjustment of the early colonists to this new continent (see for example Bowdler 1976; Jones 1979; White and O'Connell 1979). Tied in with this discussion are questions of whether there was one group of colonists or several (see Thorne 1971, 1977), and to what extent they transformed the landscape through their impact on the fauna, flora and landforming processes.
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    Professor Charles McBurney
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Mulvaney, John
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    Howman's Gap AAA Annual Conference
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Gaughwin, Denise
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    Backed blades in Northern Australia : evidence from Northwest Queensland
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hiscock, Peter ; Hughes, P J
    One of the tenets of Australian archaeology is that there are certain artefact types for which archetypes and their distribution patterns have been confidently established. An example of this is the long-held belief that backed blades are only to be found in the southern two-thirds of this continent. Recent research in tropical Australia shows this not to be the case.