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Author Smith, M. A.

Title The archaeology of Australia's deserts [electronic resource] / Mike Smith.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxv, 406 p. : ill., maps.
Series Cambridge world archaeology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This is the first book-length study of the archaeology of Australia's deserts, one of the world's major habitats and the largest block of drylands in the southern hemisphere. Over the last few decades, a wealth of new environmental and archaeological data about this fascinating region has become available. Drawing on a wide range of sources, The Archaeology of Australia's Deserts explores the late Pleistocene settlement of Australia's deserts, the formation of distinctive desert societies, and the origins and development of the hunter-gatherer societies documented in the classic nineteenth-century ethnographies of Spencer and Gillen. Written by one of Australia's leading desert archaeologists, the book interweaves a lively history of research with archaeological data in a masterly survey of the field and a profoundly interdisciplinary study that forces archaeology into conversations with history and anthropology, economy and ecology, and geography and earth sciences"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Deserts -- Australia.
Environmental archaeology -- Australia.
Archaeology -- Australia.
Human ecology -- Australia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780521407458 (hardback)
9780521728706 (paperback)
9781107306103 (e-book)

 
    
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