Socialising stone artefact assemblages: Regionalization and raw material availability in northern Queensland

17th November 2013

SE Cape York Peninsula showing location of sites (published in Australian Archaeology 60:37).

SE Cape York Peninsula showing location of sites (published in Australian Archaeology 60:37).

David Guilfoyle

During the late Holocene in northern Queensland, Australia, a process of increasing regionalization appears to have resulted in a decline in the access to raw material sources, and as a result, an increase in the concern for the conservation of raw material has occurred at certain sites. This pattern suggests that socio-demographic processes are the primary agent affecting variation in stone artefact assemblages. Moreover, it suggests that traditional models linking stone artefact assemblage variation to environmental conditions and/or mobility systems are to be amended.

Guilfoyle, D.
Socialising stone artefact assemblages: Regionalization and raw material availability in northern Queensland
2005
60
34–40
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