Pleistocene human occupation site at Lake Urana, New South Wales

23rd January 2014

Location and geomorphology of Lake Urana (published in Australian Archaeology 38:38).

Location and geomorphology of Lake Urana (published in Australian Archaeology 38:38).

Ken Page, Tony Dare-Edwards, Alan Thorne, Steve Webb and David Price

Introduction*

Lake Urana is located at the eastern margin of the Riverine Plain of southeastern Australia (Fig. 1). In its oval to kidney shape, shallow topography, northwest to southeast orientation and shoreline geomorphology, Lake Urana closely resembles other lakes of the Murray Basin including Mungo, Tyrrell and Kow Swamp. Although Lake Urana often holds surface water in late winter and early spring it has filled to overflow level only four times since records were commenced in 1848 (Urana Shire Council pm. m. 1989). Under the present climatic regime of high annual evaporation (1800 mm) and low annual precipitation (420 mm) the 65 km2 lake basin remains as a relict of more humid late Pleistocene conditions.

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

Page, K., T. Dare-Edwards, A. Thorne, S. Webb and D. Price
Pleistocene human occupation site at Lake Urana, New South Wales
June 1994
38
38–44
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