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Archaeological science in Australia: integrating across disciplines and scales of analysis

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Abstract


  • The basic questions in prehistoric archaeology have not changed

    much over the last forty years. In Australia, we continue to

    debate when and where Australia and its arid interior were

    first colonised, and whether or not these early colonisers were

    responsible for the extinction of the Australian megafauna. These

    questions are broad and any answers involve interdisciplinary

    teamwork that crosses conventional academic boundaries – the

    humanities and sciences.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jacobs, Z. (2012). Archaeological science in Australia: integrating across disciplines and scales of analysis. In I. J. Donaldson & M. Finnane (Eds.), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life Since 1968 (pp. 230-242). Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781921401565

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1615&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/602

Book Title


  • Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life Since 1968

Start Page


  • 230

End Page


  • 242

Place Of Publication


  • Crawley, Western Australia

Abstract


  • The basic questions in prehistoric archaeology have not changed

    much over the last forty years. In Australia, we continue to

    debate when and where Australia and its arid interior were

    first colonised, and whether or not these early colonisers were

    responsible for the extinction of the Australian megafauna. These

    questions are broad and any answers involve interdisciplinary

    teamwork that crosses conventional academic boundaries – the

    humanities and sciences.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jacobs, Z. (2012). Archaeological science in Australia: integrating across disciplines and scales of analysis. In I. J. Donaldson & M. Finnane (Eds.), Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life Since 1968 (pp. 230-242). Crawley, Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781921401565

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1615&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/602

Book Title


  • Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australian Life Since 1968

Start Page


  • 230

End Page


  • 242

Place Of Publication


  • Crawley, Western Australia