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The Archaeology of Australia s Deserts

Author : Mike Smith
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This is the first book-length study of the archaeology of Australia's deserts, exploring the cultural and environmental history of these drylands.

Desert Peoples

Author : Peter Veth
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Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives provides an issues-oriented overview of hunter-gatherer societies in desert landscapes that combines archaeological and anthropological perspectives and includes a wide range of regional and thematic case studies. Brings together, for the first time, studies from deserts as diverse as the sand dunes of Australia, the U.S. Great Basin, the coastal and high altitude deserts of South America, and the core deserts of Africa Examines the key concepts vital to understanding human adaptation to marginal landscapes and the behavioral and belief systems that underpin them Explores the relationship among desert hunter-gatherers, herders, and pastoralists

The Social Archaeology of Australian Indigenous Societies

Author : Bruno David
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The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Societies presents original and provocative views on the complex and dynamic social lives of Indigenous Australians from an historical perspective. Building on the foundational work of Harry Lourandos, the book critically examines and challenges traditional approaches which have presented Indigenous Australian past as static and tethered to ecological rationalism. The book reveals the ancient past of Aboriginal Australians to be one of long term changes in social relationships and traditions, as well as the active management and manipulation of the environment. The book encourages a deeper appreciation of the ways Aboriginal peoples have engaged with and constructed their worlds. It solicits a deeper understanding of the contemporary political and social context of research and the insidious impacts of colonialist philosophies. In short, it concerns people, both past and present. The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Societies looks beyond the stereo

23 Degrees South Archaeology and Environmental History of the Southern Deserts

Author : Mike Smith
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Bringing together research by leading scholars on the archaeology and quaternary history of deserts, this guide provides a fascinating comparative perspective on the deep history of some of the great deserts in the southern hemisphere, from the Namib sand-sea and the Kalahari 'thirstland' in southern Africa to the hyper-arid Atacama desert in South America and the immense continental deserts of the Australian interior.

Archaeology in Oceania

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Australian Aboriginal Studies

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Records of the Australian Museum

Author : Australian Museum
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The Australian Archaeologist s Book of Quotations

Author : Mike Smith
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"I used to begin a course on Australian economic history in the accepted manner with the European explorations of the eighteenth century until one day the archaeologist, John Mulvaney, enquired what I said about the earlier 99 per cent of time embraced by the human history of Australia." -- Geoffrey Blainey, 1975 *** "The discoverers, explorers and colonists of the three million square miles which are Australia, were its Aborigines." -- John Mulvaney, 1969 *** "Perhaps we should call what the Aborigines did 'fire-stick farming'." -- Rhys Jones, 1969 *** Australian archaeology has been involved in a great enterprise over the last 60 years, uncovering the deep past of a desert continent and the history of its first people. This book is a guide to the catchphrases of the discipline. It is a meditation on science and place, culture and politics, deep time and the Dreaming - and it is steeped in an appreciation of good writing and a well-turned phrase. Woven in among these quotations is the story of how Australians, as a nation, are coming to terms with ancient Australia. The entries are drawn from letters, journals, histories, poems, newspapers, and novels. Each has been chosen because it is a pithy summation of an issue. Combined, these map the development of the field and encourage a dialogue between science and the humanities. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO *** "The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations is a veritable time-traveller's guide for making sense of a continent, a nation, and its people. The editors, archaeologist Mike Smith and historian Billy Griffiths, have served up a smorgasbord of archaeological appetisers, with a feast of pithy insights into how Australians are coming to terms with ancient Australia." -- Ruth A. Morgan, Australian Book Review, October 2015 (Series: Australian History) [Subject: History, Archaeology, Australian Studies, Aboriginal Studies]

Phytolith Analysis Applied to Pleistocene Holocene Archaeological Sites in the Australian Arid Zone

Author : Doreen Bowdery
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Application of phytolith analysis to three archaeological sites in the Australian arid zone - Puritjarra(Cleland Hill, NT), JSN (Strzelecki Desert, SA) and N145 / Allen's Cave (Nullarbor, SA); background summary of the sites; analytic procedures; phytolith classification; summary of the phytolith profiles; climate and vegetation change.

Records of the South Australian Museum

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