Windows on the past? Perspectives on accumulation, formation, and significance from an Australian Holocene lithic landscape

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dc.contributor.author Davies, Benjamin en
dc.contributor.author Holdaway, Simon en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-09T02:43:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-04-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39777 en
dc.description.abstract The generative nature of the archaeological record stands in contrast with reconstructive goals of the discipline. This is particularly evident in discussions of surface archaeology, which is often considered deficient for reconstructing human behavior in the past when compared with subsurface deposits. We look at a case study from Rutherfords Creek in arid southeastern Australia, where lithics and combustion features appear in differing densities across the surface. These have been interpreted variably in terms of settlement patterns; however, the relationships between accumulation, visibility, and preservation are complex. This study addresses these relationships in terms of formation dynamics, drawing out patterns from surface assemblages that bear on the mobility and resilience of the ancestral Aboriginal populations that occupied Rutherfords Creek during the late Holocene. A different view of the record emerges, one that foregrounds the notions of reversibility in the patterning to identify the kinds of questions the record might be most fruitfully brought to bear on, with implications for both surface and subsurface archaeology. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte en
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dc.title Windows on the past? Perspectives on accumulation, formation, and significance from an Australian Holocene lithic landscape en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 125 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://uni-tuebingen.de/index.php?eID=tx_securedownloads&p=88717&u=0&g=0&t=1561165760&hash=4c3d453fe8532861f6f696105715a4c83997a988&file=/fileadmin/Uni_Tuebingen/Fakultaeten/MatNat/Fachbereiche/Geowissenschaften/Arbeitsgruppen/Urgeschichte___Naturwissenschaftliche_Arch%C3%A4ologie/%C3%84ltere_Urgeschichte_und_Quart%C3%A4r%C3%B6kologie/Dokumente/Publikationen/GfU/Band_26_2016/125_Davies___Holdaway.pdf en
pubs.end-page 152 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 739463 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-05-07 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018-04-01 en


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