Antiquity of marine fishing in South-east Queensland

Ian Walters


The Moreton Region Archaeology Project has investigated coastal sites in South-east Queensland since the late 1970s.  Despite Pleistocene occupation in the area adjacent to the then coastline, and more recent coastal settlement dating to the later Middle Holocene, evidence of a well developed marine fishery dates only to the most recent 2,000 years.  According to the data presently available, this does not appear to relate to taphonomic factors.

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