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From ancient to modern environments in southeastern Australia: evidence from the unique natural archives of Lake George

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Lake George is an outstanding natural archive - it contains the longest continuous sedimentary record of any Australian lake and has a long, unresolved human occupation history. It also supplies 80% of sand used in the Canberra region construction industry. This multidisciplinary study will determine the sedimentary, vegetation, climatic, hydrological, tectonic and archaeological history of the area, including application of cutting-edge dating methods. Project outcomes will increase knowledge of landscape evolution and human history in eastern Australia from improved understanding of the responses of Lake George to past and future climate change and human impact, as well as optimising sustainable extraction of sand and gravel.

Date/time Interval


  • 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP140100911

Local Award Id


  • 119073

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • Lake George is an outstanding natural archive - it contains the longest continuous sedimentary record of any Australian lake and has a long, unresolved human occupation history. It also supplies 80% of sand used in the Canberra region construction industry. This multidisciplinary study will determine the sedimentary, vegetation, climatic, hydrological, tectonic and archaeological history of the area, including application of cutting-edge dating methods. Project outcomes will increase knowledge of landscape evolution and human history in eastern Australia from improved understanding of the responses of Lake George to past and future climate change and human impact, as well as optimising sustainable extraction of sand and gravel.

Date/time Interval


  • 2014

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP140100911

Local Award Id


  • 119073