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dc.contributor.authorHoldaway, Simon J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFanning, Patricia C.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fionaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAllely, Kaseyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorShiner, Justin I.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Geoffreyen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T23:47:08Z
dc.date.available2017-08-30en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-10-03T23:47:08Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-30en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationHoldaway, S. J., Fanning, P. C., Petchey, F., Allely, K., Shiner, J. I., & Bailey, G. (2017). Temporal variability in shell mound formation at Albatross Bay, northern Australia. PLoS ONE, 12(8): e0183863. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183863en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11375
dc.description.abstractWe report the results of 212 radiocarbon determinations from the archaeological excavation of 70 shell mound deposits in the Wathayn region of Albatross Bay, Australia. This is an intensive study of a closely co-located group of mounds within a geographically restricted area in a wider region where many more shell mounds have been reported. Valves from the bivalve Tegillarca granosa (Linnaeus, 1758) were dated. The dates obtained are used to calculate rates of accumulation for the shell mound deposits. These demonstrate highly variable rates of accumulation both within and between mounds. We assess these results in relation to likely mechanisms of shell deposition and show that rates of deposition are affected by time-dependent processes both during the accumulation of shell deposits and during their subsequent deformation. This complicates the interpretation of the rates at which shell mound deposits appear to have accumulated. At Wathayn, there is little temporal or spatial consistency in the rates at which mounds accumulated. Comparisons between the Wathayn results and those obtained from shell deposits elsewhere, both in the wider Albatross Bay region and worldwide, suggest the need for caution when deriving behavioural inferences from shell mound deposition rates, and the need for more comprehensive sampling of individual mounds and groups of mounds.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherPublic Library Scienceen_NZ
dc.rights© 2017 Holdaway et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_NZ
dc.subjectRADIOCARBON AGE CALIBRATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectSOUTH-AFRICAen_NZ
dc.subjectLATE HOLOCENEen_NZ
dc.subjectCOASTen_NZ
dc.subjectMIDDENSen_NZ
dc.subjectFLORIDAen_NZ
dc.subjectCAPEen_NZ
dc.subjectLANDSCAPESen_NZ
dc.subjectMODELSen_NZ
dc.subjectSITESen_NZ
dc.titleTemporal variability in shell mound formation at Albatross Bay, northern Australiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0183863en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfPLoS ONEen_NZ
pubs.elements-id203901
pubs.issue8en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume12en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN e0183863


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