The Resource Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant

Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant

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Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant
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Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant
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Presents data on earth mounds around Arafura Swamp & their use, collected during field work among Aborigines near Mirrngadja air strip; Gives number of mounds, sizes, use, types of termite mounds used for termite bed ovens, type of hut built on earth mounds, names (Djambarrpunyngu & Djinba), construction; subsistence - environment (including plant communities), diet (availability of plant foods by season & plant community, sources of meat & fish) Aboriginal views on diet, percentages of dependants, factors affecting camp location for efficient exploitation of environment; shell mounds in Castlereagh Bay & Milingimbi Island, location, names, species of shell, use of mound by women & children, association of mounds with wells, dating & average rate of deposition; suggests mounds are constructed at places where it was desirable to camp because of the availability of seasonally abundant foods, but where the ground was either flooded or damp at the time; Appendix survey of mound cluster with Rhys Jones, table of dimensions, remains of oven & list of food debris, list of remains from 2 mounds (food debris, stone tools), list of shell species from shell mound
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1941-
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Peterson, Nicolas
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Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant
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M0063286
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0088065
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Camp site location amongst Australian huntergathers : archaeological and ethnographic evidence for a key determinant
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M0063286
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0088065

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