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dc.contributor.authorMoss, Patricken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMackenzie, Lydiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorUlm, Seanen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSloss, Craigen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRosendahl, Danielen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPetherick, Lyndaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSteinberger, Lincolnen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Lynleyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHeijnis, Henken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fionaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Geraldineen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-20T02:23:42Z
dc.date.available2015-01-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2015-08-20T02:23:42Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationMoss, P., Mackenzie, L., Ulm, S., Sloss, C., Rosendahl, D., Petherick, L., … Jacobsen, G. (2015). Environmental context for late Holocene human occupation of the South Wellesley Archipelago, Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia. Quaternary International, in press. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.051en
dc.identifier.issn1040-6182en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9548
dc.description.abstractA 2400 year record of environmental change is reported from a wetland on Bentinck Island in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia. Three phases of wetland development are identified, with a protected coastal setting from ca. 2400 to 500 years ago, transitioning into an estuarine mangrove forest from ca. 500 years ago to the 1940s, and finally to a freshwater swamp over the past+60 years. This sequence reflects the influence of falling sea-levels, development of a coastal dune barrier system, prograding shorelines, and an extreme storm (cyclone) event. In addition, there is clear evidence of the impacts that human abandonment and resettlement have on the island's fire regimes and vegetation. A dramatic increase in burning and vegetation thickening was observed after the cessation of traditional Indigenous Kaiadilt fire management practices in the 1940s, and was then reversed when people returned to the island in the 1980s. In terms of the longer context for human occupation of the South Wellesley Archipelago, it is apparent that the mangrove phase provided a stable and productive environment that was conducive for human settlement of this region over the past 1000 years.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618215001585en_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Quaternary International. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.
dc.subjectpalynologyen_NZ
dc.subjectfire regimesen_NZ
dc.subjectabandonmenten_NZ
dc.subjectcycloneen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenousen_NZ
dc.subjectislandsen_NZ
dc.titleEnvironmental context for late Holocene human occupation of the South Wellesley Archipelago, Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.051en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfQuaternary Internationalen_NZ
pubs.begin-page136en_NZ
pubs.elements-id119531
pubs.end-page144en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusAccepteden_NZ
pubs.volumein pressen_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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