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    DescriptionThis book is an introduction to the archaeology of Australia from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century AD. It is the only up-to-date textbook on the subject and is designed for undergraduate courses, based on the author's considerable experience of teaching at the Australian National University. Lucidly written, it shows the diversity and colourfulness of the history of humanity in the southern continent. The Archaeology of Ancient Australia demonstrates with an array of illustrations and clear descriptions of key archaeological evidence from Australia a thorough evaluation of Australian prehistory. Readers are shown how this human past can be reconstructed from archaeological evidence, supplemented by information from genetics, environmental sciences, anthropology, and history. The result is a challenging view about how varied human life in the ancient past has been.


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    Title
    The Archaeology of Ancient Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hiscock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415338110
    ISBN 10: 0415338115
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    DC22: 994.01
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GN875.A8 H56 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NKD, NHM
    Illustrations note
    81 black & white halftones, 34 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    11 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Hiscock is a Reader at the Australian National University where he teaches the archaeology of Australia. His work on Australian sites has concentrated on ancient technology but has also explored human exploitation of coastal and desert landscapes.
    Review quote
    'His concern is to balance science and the humanities, teetering on the fine knife edge between oceans of technological detail and the need both to entertain and to explain the ambiguities of the archaeological record. The result is a fascinating, state-of-the-art journey through Australia's past, which is certainly not aimed at freshmen or the general public, but at students and readers with a serious interest in the subject ...' - Australian Archaeology
    Table of contents
    1. The veil of Antipodean pre-history 2. Colonization of Australia 3. Early settlement across Australia 4. Extinction of Pleistocene fauna 5. Who were the first Australians? 6. Life in Pleistocene Australia 7. Tasmania isolated 8. Technology in the Holocene 9. Coastal economies in the Holocene 10. Inland economies in the Holocene 11. Arid zone economies in the Holocene 12. Population growth and mobility 13. Social identity and interaction during the Holocene 14. The ethnographic challenge: change in the last millennium.