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dc.contributor.authorLittleton, Judithen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fionaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWalshe, Kerynen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPate, Fonalden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-10T02:56:05Z
dc.date.available2017-07-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2018-04-10T02:56:05Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLittleton, J., Petchey, F., Walshe, K., & Pate, F. (2017). A preliminary redating of the Holocene Roonka burials, south-eastern Australia. Archaeology in Oceania, 52(2), 98–107. https://doi.org/10.1002/arco.5126en
dc.identifier.issn0728-4896en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11766
dc.description.abstractRoonka is one of the most complete excavations of an Aboriginal burial ground in south‐eastern Australia. The chronology of the site and the nature of its use have proven difficult to interpret. Previous dating and chronological interpretations of the site have emphasised a chronology of changing use and burial practices, but the nature of the site and the dates obtained do not clearly support these interpretations. We report on the direct dating of human bone from a further ten burials from the main excavation. In order to further investigate the cultural chronology set out by Pretty (1977), samples were selected to cover a range of burial types and preservation states. Comparison of these dates with the previous conventional dates and early AMS dates not only shows the impact of improving technology but demonstrates that multiple burial styles were in use contemporaneously. Moreover, the results suggest that use of the site may have been discontinuous. Consequently, interpretations that assume a chronological sequence for Roonka based on burial practice are not supported, while analyses based on a synchronic interpretation may ignore significant temporal change.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherWileyen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s submitted version of an article published in the journal: Archaeology in Oceania. © 2017 Oceania Publications.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_NZ
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_NZ
dc.subjectPaleontologyen_NZ
dc.subjectAboriginal burialsen_NZ
dc.subjectchronologyen_NZ
dc.subjectdatingen_NZ
dc.subjectHoloceneen_NZ
dc.subjectRoonkaen_NZ
dc.subjectsouth-eastern Australiaen_NZ
dc.subjectHUNTER-GATHERER BURIALSen_NZ
dc.subjectSOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIAen_NZ
dc.subjectTIMEen_NZ
dc.titleA preliminary redating of the Holocene Roonka burials, south-eastern Australiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/arco.5126en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfArchaeology in Oceaniaen_NZ
pubs.begin-page98
pubs.elements-id192494
pubs.end-page107
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume52en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1834-4453en_NZ


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