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Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia

N. D. Sharp

Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia

by N. D. Sharp

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Published by Australian Govt. Pub. Service in Canberra .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia,
  • New Guinea,
  • Melanesia
    • Subjects:
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Australia -- Bibliography.,
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Guinea -- Bibliography.,
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Melanesia -- Bibliography.,
    • Australia -- Antiquities -- Bibliography.,
    • New Guinea -- Antiquities -- Bibliography.,
    • Melanesia -- Antiquities -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompiled by N.D. Sharp and M.A. Smith.
      SeriesAustralian Heritage Commission bibliography series,, no. 6
      ContributionsSmith, M. A., Australian Heritage Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ5116 .S53 1991, GN665 .S53 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 71 p. ;
      Number of Pages71
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1478206M
      ISBN 100644241241
      LC Control Number93144107
      OCLC/WorldCa27300283

      Oceania (UK: / ˌ oʊ s i ˈ ɑː n i ə, ˌ oʊ ʃ i-,-ˈ eɪ n-/, US: / ˌ oʊ ʃ i ˈ æ n i ə / (), /-ˈ ɑː n-/) is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western hemispheres, Oceania has a land area of 8,, square kilometres (3,, sq mi) and a population of over 41 ed in the southeast of the. New evidence from Torres. Strait is beginning to tie Australia to developments in Island Melanesia and the wider Pacific as well as mainland New Guinea in ways unimagined by most Australian and Pacific archaeologists until the last few years. Strictly-speaking, one thus cannot consider the deep human history of Oceania.

        Human skeletal remains excavated from limestone fissure and cave sites, as well as other archaeological evidence, indicate that modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared on the Ryukyu oceanic island chain no later t–30, cal BP ().Okinawa was poor in lithic and animal food resources during the Late Pleistocene: There were no high-quality lithic raw materials, and large/medium-sized. Sahul is important in that in the past Australia was not an isolated continent, but was joined with New Guinea (and Tasmania). As such, New Guinea has also been the focus of archaeological investigations by Australian researchers. The most important early sites in .

        Pleistocene sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia: geographic and temporal structure of the archaeological record. In Sahul in review (eds Smith MA, Spriggs M, Fankhauser B, editors.), pp. 37–59 Canberra, Australia: The . New Data from Oposisi: mplications for the Early Papuan Pottery Phase. JOURNAL OF PACIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY. ; Hewitt G Allen J. Site Disturbance and Archaeological Integrity: The Case of Bend Road, an Open Site in Melbourne Spanning Pre-LGM Pleistocene to Late Holocene Periods. Australian Archaeology.


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Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia by N. D. Sharp Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia. [N D Sharp; Mike Smith; Australian Heritage Commission.] -- Annotated bibliography of published works and theses on Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and island Melanesia; compiled by author; subject and locality indexes.

Sahul in review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia, New Guinea and Island Melanesia. (Occasional Papers in Prehistory ) viii+ pages, illustrations, tables. The continent of Australia, sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul (/ s ə ˈ h uː l /), Australinea, Late Pleistocene archaeological sites in Australia Meganesia to distinguish it from the country of Australia, consists of the landmasses which sit on Australia's continental includes mainland Australia, Tasmania, and the island of New Guinea, which comprises Papua New Guinea and Indonesia's Western New ies: 3 (Australia, Papua New Guinea and.

The oldest known occupation sites in Near Oceania are radiocarbon dated to c. 36 years ago (the late Pleistocene) on the large island of New Guinea and on New Britain and New Ireland islands in the adjacent Bismarck Archipelago (Allen, ).

At several times during the Pleistocene, New Guinea was joined to Australia as a single land mass. Abstract. Greater Australia is the most popular of a range of names (Ballard ) given to the single Pleistocene landmass that connected New Guinea to the Australian mainland across Torres Strait and the Arafura And Island Melanesia book, and Tasmania to Australia across Bass by: 7.

PDF | On Jan 1,James F. O'Connell and others published Pre-LGM Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea) and the Archaeology of Early Modern Humans | Find, read and cite all the research you.

The Austronesian peoples, or more accurately Austronesian-speaking peoples, are a large group of various peoples in Taiwan, Island Southeast Asia, Micronesia, coastal New Guinea, Island Melanesia, Polynesia, and Madagascar, that speak the Austronesian nations and territories predominantly populated by Austronesian-speaking peoples are sometimes known collectively as.

Pleistocene sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia: geographic and temporal structure of the archaeological record. In Sahul in review (eds Smith MA, Spriggs M, Fankhauser B, editors.), pp. 37–59 Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University. A Journal devoted to the Study of the Archaeology and Physical Anthropology of Australia, New Guinea, South-East Asia and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean.

"South Pacific". each issue. good wrappers: 7/1; 9/3; Seller Inventory # More information about this seller | Contact this seller 6. Cambridge Core - Archaeology of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and The Pacific - The Archaeology of Australia's Deserts - by Mike Smith.

Sahul in review: Pleistocene archaeology in Australia. New Guinea and island Melanesia. Canberra: Department of Prehistory, RSPacS, The Australian National University. Occasional Papers. Abstract. We describe a new species of Rattus, from 3 modern specimens collected on Manus Island in the Admiralty Group, Papua New Guinea, between and Subfossil specimens of early to late Holocene age from the Pamwak archaeological site on Manus Island are referred to the new species on morphological criteria; these confirm the species as a long-term resident of Manus Island.

Australia was connected to New Guinea by a land bridge called the Shaul shelf during low sea levels of the Weichsel glaciation aro, 35, BP The only way to get to New Guinea was to cross a minimum distance of km (65 miles) of ocean. Island Melanesia Before Lapita. Because of tectonic uplift and deep submarine contours along the north coast of New Ireland, Pleistocene sites now normally flooded by later rising seas have been preserved Vietnam's archaeological record for this mid- to late-Holocene transition is the most robust in the region and dates to c BP or.

The questions of when and how humans reached Sahul, the Pleistocene continent of Australia and New Guinea, has remained a central issue of Australian archaeology since its development as an academic discipline in the mid‐twentieth century.

The Papuan languages of New Guinea and the languages of Australia are most probably descended from the languages of the original Australoid settlers. The Austronesian languages, on the other hand, sweep in a great arc around Australia and New Guinea — a pattern similar to that shown by the Mongoloid physical type (see p.

Golson, J. Both sides of the Wallace Line: New Guinea, Australia, Island Melanesia and Asian Prehistory. In: N. Barnard (Ed.), Early Chinese art and its possible influence in the Pacific basin: A symposium arranged by the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York City, August 21–25, Intercultural.

Pleistocene sites in Australia, New Guinea, and Island Melanesia: geographic and temporal structure of the archaeological record. Sahul in review (eds, Smith MA, Spriggs M& Fankhauser B), pp. 37– Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University.

Google Scholar. Terra Australis reports the results of archaeological and related research within the south and east of Asia, though mainly Australia, New Guinea and island Melanesia — lands that remained terra australis incognitato generations of prehistorians.

Its subject is the settlement of the diverse environments in this isolated quarter of the globe by. Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands Edited by Ian Lilley. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford to say the island world from New Guinea eastwards to Polynesia and Micronesia.

Geographic representation is uneven, however, with the first four chapters dealing with with issues of late Pleistocene to early Holocene cultural. Australia, New Guinea, and Melanesia. Oceania: Late Australian: Nomadic or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers living in small, egalitarian bands.

Ancestral to historic Aboriginal peoples. Marked by a change in technology towards small flake tools, and by apparently greater status differences and more elaborate individual / group.Flannery, T.F. Pleistocene faunal loss: implications of the aftershock for Australia's 25 () past and future.

(With comments from eight authors and a reply) Flannery, TE, P.V. Kirch, Holocene mammal faunas from archaeological sites in island Melanesia 23 () J. Specht, M. Spriggs.11 • The Pacific Basin: An Introduction BEN FINNEY Oceania, the Pacific Island world, is conventionally di­ vided into three regions.

Melanesia, originally named for the dark skin color of many of its people, comprises mas­ sive New Guinea and the islands extending eastward as far as Fiji. Micronesia is composed of comparatively tiny.