Blowout taphonomy: Non-cultural associations between faunal and stone artefact assemblages along the Cooloola coast, southeast Queensland

24th May 2014

Pipi shell (published in Australian Archaeology 31:71).

Pipi shell (published in Australian Archaeology 31:71).

Ian McNiven

Introduction*

Taphonomic analyses of archaeological sites in coastal regions of Australia have made important contributions to our understanding of processes that create the archaeological record (e.g. Balme et al. 1978; Barker 1987; Bowdler 1984; Hope et al. 1977). Unfortunately, most of these studies have focused upon terrestrial faunal assemblages with the result that few insights have been made concerning the creation of marine faunal assemblages (cf. Colley and Jones 1987; Horton 1978; Jones and Alien 1978; Robins 1987; Stone 1989). This paper partly addresses this problem by examining the effects of carnivore behaviour upon the formation of marine faunal assemblages within archaeological sites along the Cooloola coast, southeast Queensland.

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

McNiven, I.
Blowout taphonomy: Non-cultural associations between faunal and stone artefact assemblages along the Cooloola coast, southeast Queensland
December 1990
31
67–74
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