Coastal morphodynamics and the archaeological record: Further evidence from Upstart Bay, north Queensland

23rd January 2014

Michelle Bird

Introduction*

The principal aim of research at Upstart Bay, on the northeast Queensland coast, is to document the impact of tropical cyclones and concomitant storm surge on the coastal archaeological record. Baseline surveys at Upstart Bay in 1987 were followed by two cyclones in 1988 and 1989. The devastating impacts of these cyclones on coastal shell middens have been described in detail (Bird 1992). Annual surveys at Upstart Bay over the past seven years have highlighted the often dramatic changes which can occur in the archaeological record as a result of dynamic coastal geomorphic processes.

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

Bird, M.
Coastal morphodynamics and the archaeological record: Further evidence from Upstart Bay, north Queensland
June 1995
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57–58
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