Coastal archaeology in Australia: Developments and new directions

23rd January 2014

Curracurrang Royal National Park, NSW (published in Australian Archaeology 39:87).

Curracurrang Royal National Park, NSW (published in Australian Archaeology 39:87).

Sue O’Connor and Marjorie Sullivan

Introduction*

Having been asked to provide a retrospective review of coastal archaeology in Australia after 20 years, we asked ourselves the obvious questions: what major changes have taken place in the last 20 years in Australian midden studies? what were the burning issues then and now? This seemed a particularly appropriate time to ask such questions as Australian midden studies may be having something of a renaissance after a fairly long Dark Age. This year Brisbane is hosting a conference with the theme ‘Coastal Archaeology in Australia’. The last such conference was held not far south of Brisbane, at Valla, 14 years ago.

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

O'Connor, S. and M. Sullivan
Coastal archaeology in Australia: Developments and new directions
December 1994
39
87–96
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