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The dating of the Australian small tool tradition, with new evidence from the Kimberley, WA

Australian Aboriginal Studies
Issue 1 (1991)

Abstract: It is considered axiomatic that science progresses, if only in fits and starts. Some prefer a model of hypothesis testing-rejecting/refining; others adhere to the Kuhnian idea of new paradigms emerging from older shattered ones; others again prefer a less rigorous idea of scientists stumbling across new evidence and haphazardly changing their views to fit. In Australian archaeology, however, we perceive a tendency for science not to progress, but rather to go round in circles; a preferred model might be the mediaeval wheel of fortune: rota tu volubilis.

To cite this article: Bowdler, Sandra and O'Connor, Sue. The dating of the Australian small tool tradition, with new evidence from the Kimberley, WA [online]. Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 1, 1991: 53-62. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=156146855158592;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 0729-4352. [cited 28 Mar 17].

Personal Author: Bowdler, Sandra; O'Connor, Sue; Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 1, 1991: 53-62 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0729-4352 Subject: Microlithography--Industrial applications; Geology, Stratigraphic; Excavations (Archaeology)--Antiquities; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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