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Palaeo-ecology and Pleistocene human occupation in south central Tasmania

  • Richard Cosgrove, Jim Allen and Brendan Marshall (a1)

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Evidence for the late-Pleistocene and early-Holocene settlement of Tasmania is now offered by a growing number of sites in a variety of landscapes; among the more remarkable finds are cave-sites with evidence for human settlement of periglacial uplands before 30,000 BP. Good faunal assemblages and environmental records allow the reconstruction of a subsistence system different in character from those modelled on a European Pleistocene prototype.

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