Explores the traditional lifestyle of Australia's Aboriginal people - one of the world's oldest continuous cultures.
Preface..Introduction..PART ONE: ORIGINS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE..1. Early human colonisation..A changing planet. Bridging the gap. Occupying 'new' land. Human impact on the landscape...2. Religious landscapes..The Dreaming. Sacred sites. The Skyworld and Underworld...3. Kinship and family life..Knowing your kin. Gender and taboos. Play and games. Rites of passage...4. Mapping people..Tribes and clans. Travelling ceremonies. Languages. Layering of identity...PART TWO: MATERIALS OF CULTURE..5. The hunting and gathering mode..Food and water quest. Medicines and narcotics. Resource management...6. The toolmaker..Stone and bone as tools. Holding it together. Retooling...7. The gatherer's toolkit..Gathering implements. Clothing. Domestic life...8. Weapons and hunting implements..Weapons. Hunting and fishing. Watercraft...9. Art and the music of the Dreaming..Mythologic
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1