Patterns of chronological variability in occupation on the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay

Faulkner, P. (2008) Patterns of chronological variability in occupation on the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay. Archaeology in Oceania, 43 2: 81-88. doi:10.1002/j.1834-4453.2008.tb00033.x

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Author Faulkner, P.
Title Patterns of chronological variability in occupation on the coastal margin of Blue Mud Bay
Journal name Archaeology in Oceania
ISSN 0003-8121
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/j.1834-4453.2008.tb00033.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 81
End page 88
Total pages 8
Editor Peter White
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Oceania Publications, University of Sydney
Language eng
Subject C1
210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Abstract This paper presents an analysis of radiocarbon dating of shell mounds and middens in Blue Mud Bay, northern Australia. The aim is to investigate variability in use of the landscape and foraging activity through time. By considering both mounded and non-mounded shell deposits, results indicate that occupation and use of coastal landscapes during the Holocene in this region of northeast Arnhem Land was highly variable, with several overlapping phases of occupation and gaps in site formation. As in some other Australian regions, this implies a discontinuous or nonlinear pattern of occupation, one that suggests the late Holocene occupation of coastal Blue Mud Bay may be characterised by variability in the distribution and intensity of foraging behaviour through time and space.
Keyword Northern Australia
shell mounds
Chronology
Holocene
variability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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