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Title: Initial results and observations on a radiocarbon dating program in the Riverland region of South Australia
Contributor(s): Westell, Craig (author); Roberts, Amy (author); Morrison, Mick  (author)orcid ; Jacobsen, Geraldine (author)
Corporate Author: River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation (RMMAC): Australia
Publication Date: 2020
Early Online Version: 2020-07-14
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2020.1787928
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Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary occupation chronology for the Riverland region of South Australia, based on 31 radiocarbon age determinations. This region has represented a significant geographic gap in understanding occupation chronologies for the broader Murray-Darling Basin. The dating forms part of an ongoing research program exploring the long-term engagements of Aboriginal people with the habitat mosaics of the central River Murray corridor. Dating targets were selected on the basis of their landscape context. Results relate occupation evidence to an evolving riverine landscape through the period extending from approximately 29 ka to the late Holocene. These results include the first pre-Last Glacial Maximum ages returned on the River Murray in South Australia and extend the known Aboriginal occupation of the Riverland by approximately 22,000 years.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/LP170100479
Source of Publication: Australian Archaeology, 86(2), p. 160-175
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2470-0363
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
210102 Archaeological Science
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430101 Archaeological science
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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