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Late Pleistocene bone deposits from a cave in the Florentine Valley, Tasmania


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Goede, A and Murray, P (1979) Late Pleistocene bone deposits from a cave in the Florentine Valley, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 113. pp. 39-52. ISSN 0080-4703

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A limestone shelter cave in the Florentine Valley, south-central Tasmania, has
yielded vertebrate remains. Two of the three sites excavated have yielded evidence
of the presence of elements of the Pleistocene megafauna. The morphology and
stratigraphy of the cave is described. Pleistocene deposits are shown to consist of
two units. A lower unit laid down by water with an admixture of roof fall and an upper
unit of angular limestone detritus derived from physical weathering within the cave
entrance. C-14 dating indicates a late Pleistocene age for material collected from
one of the sites. Its stratigraphic relationship to the other sites is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 39-52
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 02:28
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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