Isotopic methods to examine migration and mobility: Australian case studies

Tim Owen, Donald Pate

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of isotopic analyses of human bones and teeth to examine past migration patterns and mobility in pre-contact and historical contexts in Australia. Case studies include the Holocene Roonka and Swanport archaeological sites in South Australia and the historical Old Sydney Burial Ground and St Mary's Anglican Church cemetery (Adelaide)
Original languageEnglish
Pages92-92
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralian Archaeological Association and New Zealand Anthropological Association Joint Conference 2018: Trans-Tasman Dialogues - University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 28 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Archaeological Association and New Zealand Anthropological Association Joint Conference 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period28/11/181/12/18
OtherThe conference theme is Trans-Tasman Dialogues. Despite some striking differences between the archaeological record of New Zealand and Australia, we share the same historical roots as well as some key goals and priorities: the desire to make archaeology an inclusive and collaborative practice between archaeologists, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, to raise public awareness about the richness of the human past in the region, to promote and foster cutting-edge research throughout Oceania and to lobby relevant authorities for the recognition and protection of cultural heritage. This joint conference is a unique opportunity for both organizations to create dialogue around some of these similarities, but also to highlight and contextualize differences, and to learn from what each organization does exceptionally well.

Keywords

  • Stable isotopes
  • Human migration
  • Human mobility
  • Historical archaeology
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Roonka
  • Swanport
  • Old Sydney Burial Ground
  • St Mary's Anglican Cemetery
  • Australia

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    Owen, T., & Pate, D. (2018). Isotopic methods to examine migration and mobility: Australian case studies. 92-92. Abstract from Australian Archaeological Association and New Zealand Anthropological Association Joint Conference 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. https://nzarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NZAAAAA-ConferenceProgramme_PRNT-2.pdf