Northern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentaria

dc.contributor.author Sim, Robin
dc.contributor.author Wallis, Lynley Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-27T07:10:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-27T07:10:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents an overview of archaeological investigations in the Sir Edward Pellew Islands in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia, It is argued that Vanderlin Island, like the majority of Australia's offshore islands, attests to a lacuna in human habitation for several thousand years after the marine transgression and consequent insulation c.6700 years ago. With the imminent threat of inundation, people appear to have retreated to higher land, abandoning the peripheral exposed shelf areas; subsequent (re)colonisation of these relict shelf areas in their form as islands took place steadily from c.4200 Bp, with increased intensity of occupation after 1300 BP. Possible links between the timing of island occupation, watercraft technology and the role of climate change are investigated, with more recent changes in the archaeological record of Vanderlin Island also examined in light of cultural contact with Macassans. en
dc.identifier.citation Sim, R. & Wallis, L.A., 2008. Northern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentaria. Australian Archaeology, 67, 95-106. en
dc.identifier.issn 0312-2417
dc.identifier.rmid 2006009658
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/14668
dc.identifier.uri http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=200900074;res=APAFT
dc.rights.license In Copyright
dc.subject.forgroup 2101 Archaeology en
dc.title Northern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentaria en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Wallis, Lynley Anne: 0000-0002-9324-8069
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