42 Australia: linguistic history
Part II: Holocene migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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McConvell, P. 2013. 42 Australia: linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The Australian continent has been occupied by humans since 50 kya, but the Holocene seems to have been a dynamic period in terms of human movement, especially within the extensive Pama-Nyungan language family. As in chapters 43 and 44, the record here is one of hunter-gatherer migration.
- Australia, Pama-Nuyungan