A regional landscape approach to the management of stone artefact sites in forested uplands in eastern Australia

23rd January 2014

Schematic model of the size - diversity relationship (published in Australian Archaeology 42:36).

Schematic model of the size – diversity relationship (published in Australian Archaeology 42:36).

R. Hall and K. Lomax

Introduction*

In the last 15 years archaeologists have begun to characterise land use patterns across a broad range of forested upland environments in eastern Australia (Bowdler 1981; Byrne 1983; Cosgrove 1990; Egloff 1984; Flood 1980; Hall 1992). During that time ample archaeological evidence has been collected that demonstrates Aboriginal occupation of the full range of forest types. With this growing body of archaeological evidence there has been an increasing sophistication in the methodologies used to delimit the broad regularities that exist in the distribution of archaeological materials across the forested landscape (Hall 1992; Packard 1991). The most recent area of development in forest archaeology has been the recognition of the need for appropriate management methodologies to deal with the specific characteristics of the forest archaeological record (Byrne 1991).

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Hall, R. and K. Lomax
A regional landscape approach to the management of stone artefact sites in forested uplands in eastern Australia
June 1996
42
35–38
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