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Radiocarbon dates from the top end: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains

Brockwell, Sally, Faulkner, Patrick, Bourke, Patricia M., Clarke, Anne, Crassweller, Christine, Guse, Daryl, Meehan, Betty and Sim, Robin (2009). Radiocarbon dates from the top end: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains. Australian Aboriginal Studies,2009(1):54-76.

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Title Radiocarbon dates from the top end: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains
Author Brockwell, Sally
Faulkner, Patrick
Bourke, Patricia M.
Clarke, Anne
Crassweller, Christine
Guse, Daryl
Meehan, Betty
Sim, Robin
Journal Name Australian Aboriginal Studies
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 2009
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0729-4352   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-77950178591
Start Page 54
End Page 76
Total Pages 23
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
Field of Research STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Abstract The coastal plains of northern Australia are relatively recent formations that have undergone dynamic evolution through the mid to late Holocene. The development and use of these landscapes across the Northern Territory have been widely investigated by both archaeologists and geomorphologists. Over the past 15 years, a number of research and consultancy projects have focused on the archaeology of these coastal plains, from the Reynolds River in the west to the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the east. More than 300 radiocarbon dates are now available and these have enabled us to provide a more detailed interpretation of the pattern of human settlement. In addition to this growing body of evidence, new palaeoclimatic data that is relevant to these northern Australian contexts is becoming available. This paper provides a synthesis of the archaeological evidence, integrates it within the available palaeo-environmental frameworks and characterises the cultural chronology of human settlement of the Northern Territory coastal plains over the past 10 000 years.
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