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The archaeology of Australia's deserts, Mike Smith

Label
The archaeology of Australia's deserts
Title
The archaeology of Australia's deserts
Statement of responsibility
Mike Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, M. A
Dewey number
994.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge world archaeology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental archaeology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Deserts
  • Human ecology
Label
The archaeology of Australia's deserts, Mike Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Archaeology of Deserts: Australia in Context -- 2.Deserts Past: A History of Ideas -- 3.The Empty Desert: Inland Environments Prior to People -- 4.Foundations: Moving into the Deserts -- 5.Islands in the Interior: Last Glacial Aridity and Its Aftermath -- 6.The `Desert Culture' Revisited: Assembling a Cultural System -- 7.Rock Art and Place: Evolution of an Inscribed Landscape -- 8.The Chain of Connection: Trade and Exchange across the Interior -- 9.The Last Millennium: Archaeology and the Classic Ethnographies
Control code
000050152068
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780521407458
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012031958
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)812070688
Label
The archaeology of Australia's deserts, Mike Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Archaeology of Deserts: Australia in Context -- 2.Deserts Past: A History of Ideas -- 3.The Empty Desert: Inland Environments Prior to People -- 4.Foundations: Moving into the Deserts -- 5.Islands in the Interior: Last Glacial Aridity and Its Aftermath -- 6.The `Desert Culture' Revisited: Assembling a Cultural System -- 7.Rock Art and Place: Evolution of an Inscribed Landscape -- 8.The Chain of Connection: Trade and Exchange across the Interior -- 9.The Last Millennium: Archaeology and the Classic Ethnographies
Control code
000050152068
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780521407458
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012031958
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)812070688

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