The Construction of Morphological Diversity: A Study of Mousterian Implement Retouching at Combe Grenal. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Horizons of change: Entanglement of palaeoenvironment and cultural dynamic in Australian lithic technology. These evolved in different directions as a result of dynamic adjustments by a founder population to varied social and material environments over long periods of time. Cultural Diversification and the Global Dispersion of Homo sapiens: Lessons from Australia. Peter spent two years analysing the Neanderthal assemblages from Combe Grenal in France. Ultimately, The Social Archaeology of Australian Indigenous Societies looks beyond the stereotype of Aboriginal peoples as hunter-gatherers and charts new and challenging agendas for Australian Aboriginal archaeology.
His work has also reconstructed sequences of technological change and the articulation of technology to occupational strategies and environment. Archaeology in Oceania, 39 2 , 94-99. Who were the first Australians? Cinema, Supernatural Archaeology, and the Hidden Human Past. World Archaeology, 42 4 , 545-561. In E Robinson, F Sellet Eds. But some archaeologists argue that this is not necessarily the case.
A third research theme Peter actively pursues is interpreting representations of archaeologists and archaeology in movies. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 19, 864-874. In Kelly E Graf, Caroline V Ketron, Michael R Waters Eds. Life in Pleistocene Australia 7. In Yousuke Kaifu, Masami Izuho, Ted Goebel, Hiroyuki Sato, Akira Ono Eds.
Early Holocene human occupation and environment of the southeast Australian Alps: New evidence for the Yarrangobilly Plateau, New South Wales. Retouch intensity on Quina scrapers at Combe Grenal: A test of the reduction model. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization is the first such volume to take a world archaeology approach, on a multi-period basis, in order to bring together the scope of evidence for the significance of material culture in the processes of globalization. Creation of Myths and Rituals for Mounds along the Northern Australian Coastline. Beyond the Dreamtime: archaeology and explorations of religious change in Australia.
Dates and demography: are radiometric dates a robust proxy for long-term prehistoric demographic change? Geographical variation in Australian backed artefacts: trialling a new index of symmetry. Langley, Mirani Litster, Duncan Wright, and Sally K. In Brian Adams, Brooke Blades Eds. Cinema, Supernatural Archaeology, and the Hidden Human Past. Palaeoclimate and human occupation in southeastern arid Australia. Although the funding has ended the work continues. Experimental insights into alternative strategies of lithic heat treatment.
Chapter 8 argues that technological changes resulted from shifting adaptations in different areas that stemmed from highly varied responses to the abundance of food resources that tried to minimise risk. The detailed nature of the analysis reflects the measurement of a large number of variables on each specimen, as well as the use of those measurements in an extended study of the archaeological patterns. Readers are shown how this human past can be reconstructed from archaeological evidence, supplemented by information from genetics, environmental sciences, anthropology, and history. The authors review a number of favourite ideas — hunting, scarification, wood working — and then apply use-wear analysis and residue studies to three prehistoric assemblages. He has presented a synthesis of Australian prehistory and is now examining the implications of Australian evidence for stories of global human colonisation. Hiscock guides us through diverse interpretations of LakeMungo, using as a starting point a well-known Giovanni Caselli painting, which shows the people using artefacts that did not exist in their day.
Lithic Technology, 33 1 , 5-16. It presents a detailed quantitative, technological analysis of flaked stone artefacts, of a kind not published previously in Australia. World Archaeology, 43 4 , 653-664. Australian Archaeology, 83 3 , 168-171. Unlike North American archaeology — where dates are quite firm — there is much debate over the dates of the earliest archaeological sites, with some arguing that the oldest sites in the Northern Territory are around 54,000 years old, says archaeologist Judith Field, from the University of Sydney.
Re-Excavation of Dabangay, a Mid-Holocene Settlement Site on Mabuyag in Western Torres Strait. Coastal economies in the Holocene 10. Archaeology in Oceania, 51 3 , 218-219. Ancient Australia is one of those books that many of us will return to again and again, not only for its insights into local archaeology, but as a fine example of how new generations of archaeologists are transforming our discipline into a truly multidisciplinary enterprise. It encourages a deeper appreciation of the ways Aboriginal peoples have engaged with, and constructed their worlds. Here we face the tyranny of the ethnographic record, of analogy, which has coloured interpretations of ancient Aboriginal society.
The result is a challenging view about how varied human life in the ancient past has been. Population growth and mobility 13. In Ben Marwick and Alex Mackay Eds. The result is a challenging view about how varied human life in the ancient past has been. Big debates over little tools: ongoing disputes over microliths on three continents.