Impacts of Catastrophic Marine Inundation Events (CMIEs) on the Prehistoric Archaeological Record of the Australian Coastline

    Project Details

    Description

    This project will evaluate the magnitudes and frequencies of Catastrophic Marine Inundation Events (CMIEs) from a range of prehistoric occupation sites as well as putative CMIE deposits and natural sedimentary deposits on selected at risk WA shorelines. Quantifying recurrence intervals for CMIEs is essential for managing future risk to coastal populations and infrastructure. It is also essential for interpreting coastal landscape evolution and Aboriginal landscape use over the past 6000 years.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD375,000.00