Late Pleistocene human occupation in Tasmania: A reply to Thomas

23rd January 2014

Richard Cosgrove, Jim Allen and Brendan Marshall

Introduction*

In a recent paper, Thomas (1993) makes a number of assertions about the human use of the Tasmanian southwest during the late Pleistocene period and comments particularly on a model of human behaviour and ecological interaction by Cosgrove et al. (1990). In using our paper as a stalking-horse, Thomas misrepresents us specifically and generally on a number of occasions. He also uses a range of data and sources of various degrees of relevance and accuracy in uncritical and frequently misleading ways. In responding to this paper, which we believe was written to contribute less to an academic debate than to a political one, we are restricted by space to addressing only some of the points with which we are prepared to take issue.

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

Cosgrove, R., J. Allen and B. Marshall
Late Pleistocene human occupation in Tasmania: A reply to Thomas
June 1994
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28–35
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