Offshore islands and maritime explorations in Australian prehistory

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Author: Sandra Bowdler
Date: Dec. 1995
From: Antiquity(Vol. 69, Issue 266)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,832 words

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Archaeological studies show that many Australian offshore islands were inhabited during the late Pleistocene or early Halocene but were later abandoned. Early settlement in these islands can be attributed to the presence of watercraft and an orientation towards marine resource exploitation by the inhabitants. There is convincing evidence which shows that sea crossings coincided with intensification in Australian prehistory.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17845261