Australian Archaeology, Number 009, 1979

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This is a collection of articles from Issue Number 9, November 1979.


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    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11) Lampert, Ronald John
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    The discovery and preliminary thermoluminescence dating of two Aboriginal cave shelters in the Selwyn Ranges, Queensland
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11) Mortlock, A J ; Price, D ; Cardiner, G
    Two apparently undisturbed cave shelters near Selwyn in the Selwyn Ranges in Queensland were discovered by one of us (G.G.) during 1977. The first of these, referred to as Site 1 is located at Lat. 21°23'; Long. 140°32'. The second referred to as Site 2, is located approximately lO km SE of the first. Rock paintings were present in both shelters but were not recorded in detail.
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    A note on the discovery of stone tools and a stratified prehistoric site on King Island, Bass Strait
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11) Jones, Rhys
    The main archaeological site (Locality 2), located some 400m to the south of the tourist area, is backed by a wind-eroded arena approximately 80m long and 30m wide, cut into a series of sand units which display three main soil formations totaling about 5m in depth, all resting on the basal calcarenite.
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    Journal Notifications
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
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    A note on the diet of the Tasmanian Aborigines
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11) Cane, Scott ; Stockton, Jim ; Vallance, Amanda
    The Tasmanian Aboriginal diet was drawn from marine and non-marine environments, in which food resources varied according to habitat. Alpine and rain forest environments provided a limited supply of plant food, whereas the wet and dry schlerophyll forests provided an abundant supply of plant and animal foods. The coastal zones, despite a deceptively barren appearance, supplied a consistently rich plant and marsupial food resource that was supplemented by large shellfish grounds and a seasonal abundance of birds and certain mammals.
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    Thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from the South Pacific region
    (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11) Mortlock, A J
    A general account is given of the results of the thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from sites in Oceania. These include potsherds from Mailu Island off the southcoast of Papua New Guinea, volcanic ash layers from near Mt Hagen in the Western Highlands of the same country, and fire hearths from ancient Aboriginal habitations at Lake Mungo, New South Wales. The differences between these results and corresponding radiocarbon ages are briefly discussed.