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SEMINAR: Past sea-level changes, environments and coastal demography. Is archaeology missing some critical factors? And if so, why?

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Past sea-level changes, environments and coastal demography. Is archaeology missing some critical factors? And if so, why? Other events...
Abstract: This talk has three main sections: 1. An outline of the main sedimentary processes controlling coastal and marine archaeological sites, with a focus on Australia's NW shelf. This is relevant because it is a critical control upon much archaeological work in NW Australia, but it is poorly dealt with or, at worst, ignored. 2. A critique of the ongoing mis-use of radiocarbon dates as data in studies of past human demography. 3. An analysis of why these and other critical issues can become overlooked by some in archaeology, with a view of how it can be resolved to improve the quality of everyone's research.

Bio: In western Europe and Australia, Piers Larcombe has had 30 years of fun in sedimentary research, trying to understand how sedimentary systems work. His aim is that research and applied studies should use more information about the relevant physical systems.
Speaker(s) Piers Larcombe,Ingrid Ward & Tom Whitley
Location Law Lecture Room 1, G.31
Contact Emily Grey <emily.grey@research.uwa.edu.au>
Start Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:00
End Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <ss@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:20
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