Archaeology in Oceania

Archaeology in Oceania is a magazine specializing in History topics.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 3, October

Assessing the Impact of Early Colonial Australia on the Physical Environment: A Comment on Gale and Haworth (2002)
Abstract Gale and Haworth (2002) suggest that European-induced soil erosion increases occurred before official settlement near Guyra on the New England Tableland (NSW). Their analysis assumes that the derived [sup.210]Pb chronology from Little Llangothlin...
Early Lapita Settlement Site at Bourewa, Southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Abstract A newly-discovered Lapita settlement at Bourewa on southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji, was established originally on an offshore island perhaps as much as 1220 BCE by people whose main concern was optimal access to the broad fringing reef....
Human Impact on the Natural Environment in Early Colonial Australia
Abstract Little Llangothlin Lagoon on the New England Tablelands of northeast New South Wales possesses the most detailed and best verified [sup.210]Pb chronology yet available in Australia. Recent criticisms of the length of the record are shown...
Myanmar Prehistory: Rare Rock-Markings Revealed
Abstract New investigations of prehistoric sites in Myanmar by a joint Australia--Myanmar team have revealed important rock markings, including the first major cupule site from mainland Southeast Asia. ********** Myanmar is ideally situated...
New Pleistocene Ages for Backed Artefact Technology in Australia
Abstract Two recently excavated sites adjacent to the Gregory River at Riversleigh in northwestern Queensland have yielded backed artefacts from Pleistocene sediments. One backed artefact is from an 80 cm deep, dense shell midden near the Old Lilydale...
Pleistocene Colonisation of the Bismarck Archipelago: New Evidence from West New Britain
Abstract The geological and archaeological signatures at the site of Kupona na Dari on the Willaumez Peninsula, West New Britain provide important new data about human colonisation of the Bismarck Archipelago. Analyses of the stratigraphy and weathering...
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