Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,180 ± 910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land plateau

David, Bruno and Geneste, Jean-Michel and Whear, Ray L. and Delannoy, Jean-Jacques and Katherine, Margaret and Gunn, R. G. and Clarkson, Christopher and Plisson, Hugues and Lee, Preston and Petchey, Fiona and Rowe, Cassandra and Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara and Miller, Wes and Hoerle, Stephane and James, Daniel and Boche, Elisa and Aplin, Ken and McNiven, Ian J. and Richards, Thomas and Fairbairn, Andrew and Matthews, Jacqueline (2011) Nawarla Gabarnmang, a 45,180 ± 910 cal BP site in Jawoyn Country, southwest Arnhem Land plateau. Australian Archaeology (73). pp. 73-77. ISSN 0312-2417

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Recent excavations at Nawarla Gabarnmang in Jawoyn country, southwest Arnhem Land have produced a long sequence of AMS radiocarbon determinations on individual pieces of charcoal reliably associated with stone artefacts dating back to 45,180±910 cal BP. It represents one of the earliest radiocarbon-dated archaeological sites in Australia. Here we report on initial results.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Once accepted for publication in Australian Archaeology, the author retains copyright in the work and may publish or authorise others to publish the entire work or any part thereof, provided that due acknowledgement is made in any further publication that the work was originally published in Australian Archaeology.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 05:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: charcoal-artefact association; indigenous habitation; Australia; Arnhem Land; carbon dating; aboriginals
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
04 Earth Sciences > 0402 Geochemistry > 040203 Isotope Geochemistry
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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