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Complex hunter-gatherers : a late Holocene example from temperate Australia / Elizabeth Williams
Bib ID 2035733
Format BookBook
Author
Williams, Elizabeth
 
Description Oxford, England : B.A.R., 1988 
viii, 319 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0860545458
Series

BAR international series ; 423.

Summary

Analysis of location, function and antiquity of earth mound sites and fish/eel traps in south-west Victoria from historical, ethnographic and archaeological sources; seasonal availability of plant and animal food resources, especially eels, grubs, roots and tubers and small mammals, possums etc.; political and social organisation of Gunditjmara and Tjapwurong; excavations of mound sites and fish traps in Bessiebelle, Caramut and Mount William areas; semi-sedentary lifestyles; use of mound sites as ovens and as camping places and hut foundations in boggy conditions as adaptation to exploitation of wetlands.

Notes

Edited version of author's thesis (Ph. D.--Australian National University, 1985).

Bibliography: p. 223-236.

Subjects Hunting and gathering societies -- Victoria.  |  Prehistoric peoples -- Victoria.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Victoria -- Antiquities.  |  Excavations (Archaeology) -- Victoria.  |  Gathering - Plants - Roots and tubers.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Animals - Mammals.  |  Djabwurrung / Dyabwurung people (S26) (Vic SJ54-08)  |  Social organisation.  |  Plants - Bulbs, tubers etc.  |  Habitation - Camps - Hearths, ovens, fireplaces etc.  |  Technology - Stone.  |  Food.  |  Food - Seafood - Fish.  |  Food - Meat - Possum.  |  Food - Insects - Grubs.  |  Animals - Fish - Eels.  |  Gunditjmara / Gurndidy / Dhaurwurd-Wurrung people (S20) (Vic SJ54-11)  |  Sites - Excavations.  |  Fishing - Fish traps.  |  Victoria -- Antiquities.  |  Australia -- Antiquities.  |  Bessiebelle (W Vic SJ54-11)  |  Caramut (W Vic SJ54-08)

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