Zooarchaeology is an interdisciplinary field studying past animal populations and ecology and their interactions with people, through the skeletal remains of animals and other traces in the archaeological record. The zooarchaeological record from southwestern Tasmania is one the world's richest late Pleistocene sequences, allowing detailed understanding of behavioral ecology of humans and animals during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM)—between 18–30 kyr. This rich record became apparent during the late 1970s, when, partly motivated by the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Company's plans to dam the Gordon River below its junction with the Franklin River, several expeditions were made into southwestern Tasmania to record...

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