Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia

Sally Brockwell, Patricia Bourke, Anne Clarke, Christine Crassweller, Patrick Faulkner, Betty Meehan, Sue O'Connor, Robin Sim, Daryl Wesley

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    The northern Australian coastal plains are relatively recent landforms that have undergone dynamic evolution over the last 10,000 years. Over 300 radiocarbon dates have enabled archaeologists and geomorphologists to provide a more detailed interpretation of human settlement and resource use. This paper provides a synthesis of the archaeological evidence and integrates it within the palaeo-environmental frameworks. It characterises the timing, pattern and nature of human-environment interaction in this newly formed landscape over the last 10,000 years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-22
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Coastal plains
    • Human settlement
    • Landforms
    • Northern Australia
    • Radiocarbon dates
    • Resource use


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