Radiocarbon dates for coastal midden sites at Long Point in the Coorong, South Australia

Claire St George, Lynley Wallis, Benjamin Keys, Christopher Wilson, Duncan Wright, Stewart Fallon, Major Sumner, Steven Hemming

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    Abstract

    This paper presents 29 radiocarbon dates from eight surface concentrations of shell and 10 test-pits across four shell middens at Long Point in the Coorong, South Australia. Results indicate that occupation of these sites was confined to the late Holocene period, post-2500 cal. BP. With the exception of one midden, which appears not to have been used after 500-300 cal. BP, all other sites suggest continued use until the recent past. This pattern fits with a proposed period of population expansion and intensification of resource use in the Coorong, along with more general changes known to have occurred in parts of coastal Australia during the mid- To late Holocene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-147
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian Archaeology
    Volume77
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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