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New Evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in south-west Tasmania


Kiernan, K and Jones, R and Ransom, D, New Evidence from Fraser Cave for glacial age man in south-west Tasmania, Nature, 301, (5895) pp. 28-32. ISSN 0028-0836 (1983) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1038/301028a0


The discovery of a rich archaeological occupation site in the Franklin River valley of south-west Tasmania dated at 15ĝ€"20 kyr BP is described. The stone tools found support the view that the Tasmanian industries were derived from contemporary mainland Australian ones when the two were still connected. Faunal remains from human hunting and cooking activities indicate a hunting strategy targetted at a few favoured species, especially the large wallaby. No extinct megafaunal species were present. During the height of the last ice age, these glacier edge hunters of southern Tasmania were then the most southerly humans on Earth. © 1983 Nature Publishing Group.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Archaeology
Research Field:Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kiernan, K (Dr Kevin Kiernan)
ID Code:33469
Year Published:1983
Web of Science® Times Cited:66
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-07-12
Last Modified:2005-07-12

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