The Archaeology of Australia's History

The Archaeology of Australia's History

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The material world of European settlement in Australia has been uncovered not only by historians but by archaeologists as well. These archaeological enquiries have revealed new and direct pictures of the public and private lives of Australians at home and at work. This book presents many of the findings of Australian historical archaeology. It discusses the first European towns, the archaeology of convicts and archaeological evidence of the agricultural, maritime, industrial and manufacturing activities of early Australia. This book was published originally in hardback with the title Of the Hut I Builded: The Archaeology of Australia's History.Australian farmers adopt the long-handled shovel, which was certainly not the common form in England from where ... This included single- and multiple-share mouldboard ploughs, a variety of disc-ploughs, skim-ploughs, scarifiers, harrows of different sorts, grain drills, strippers, winnowers, reapers ... To appreciate fully its significance, it must be seen in the context of the manual methods that it replaced.

Title:The Archaeology of Australia's History
Author: Graham Connah, Douglas Hobbs
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1993-12-13

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