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Title: Testing the impact of environmental zone on experimental taphonomic faunal models
Contributor(s): Fillios, Melanie  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1179/174963111X13110803260895
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Abstract: Traditional paradigms governing the generation of actualistic taphonomic faunal models suggest that outcomes will vary depending on the particular environmental zone in which data is generated. Scavenging experiments were carried out in two distinct environmental zones (temperate and semi-arid) in New South Wales, Australia, to test the validity of this prevailing paradigm. The results of this study suggest that a particular environmental zone may not be as important a variable as other taphonomic factors, such as natural versus cultural agents of accumulation. These observations are part of larger study whose goal is to provide a working taphonomic model for faunal accumulations in open archaeological sites derived from Australian contexts.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP0985375
Source of Publication: Environmental Archaeology, 16(2), p. 113-123
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1461-4103
Field of Research (FOR): 210102 Archaeological Science
210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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