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Early human occupation of a maritime desert, Barrow Island, North-West Australia

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Archaeological deposits from Boodie Cave on Barrow Island, northwest Australia, reveal some of the oldest evidence for Aboriginal occupation of Australia, as well as illustrating the early use of marine resources by modern peoples outside of Africa. Barrow Island is a large (202 km 2 ) limestone continental island located on the North-West Shelf of Australia, optimally located to sample past use of both the Pleistocene coastline and extensive arid coastal plains. An interdisciplinary team for...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Grant:
Discovery Project DP130100802; Future Fellowships FT120100656, FT130100195; Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowships DE150101597, DE160100743
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Quaternary Science Reviews Journal website
Volume:
168
Pages:
19-29
Publication date:
2017-05-18
Acceptance date:
2017-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-457X
ISSN:
0277-3791
Pubs id:
pubs:698732
URN:
uri:1b36cdea-634b-4334-b2ad-06a0156650b2
UUID:
uuid:1b36cdea-634b-4334-b2ad-06a0156650b2
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pubs:698732

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