Chapter 6. Cycles of Aridity and Human Mobility: Risk Minimization Among Late Pleistocene Foragers of the Western Desert, Australia

  1. Peter Veth1,
  2. Mike Smith2 and
  3. Peter Hiscock3
  1. Peter Veth

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774632.ch6

Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives

Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives

How to Cite

Veth, P. (2005) Cycles of Aridity and Human Mobility: Risk Minimization Among Late Pleistocene Foragers of the Western Desert, Australia, in Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives (eds P. Veth, M. Smith and P. Hiscock), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774632.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

  2. 2

    National Museum of Australia

  3. 3

    The Australian National University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100908

Online ISBN: 9780470774632

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Keywords:

  • aridity;
  • western desert;
  • arid land foragers;
  • australian deserts;
  • springs

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Risk Minimization and the Role of Mobility in the Australian Deserts

  • Pleistocene Sites of the Western Desert

  • An Independent Index of Stress

  • Archaeological Indices of High Residential Mobility

  • Implications of Mobility Indicators

  • References