Explores the traditional lifestyle of Australia's Aboriginal people - one of the world's oldest continuous cultures.
PrefaceIntroductionPART ONE: ORIGINS OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE1. Early human colonisationA changing planet. Bridging the gap. Occupying 'new' land. Human impact on the landscape.2. Religious landscapesThe Dreaming. Sacred sites. The Skyworld and Underworld.3. Kinship and family lifeKnowing your kin. Gender and taboos. Play and games. Rites of passage.4. Mapping peopleTribes and clans. Travelling ceremonies. Languages. Layering of identity.PART TWO: MATERIALS OF CULTURE5. The hunting and gathering modeFood and water quest. Medicines and narcotics. Resource management.6. The toolmakerStone and bone as tools. Holding it together. Retooling.7. The gatherer's toolkitGathering implements. Clothing. Domestic life.8. Weapons and hunting implementsWeapons. Hunting and fishing. Watercraft.9. Art and the music of the DreamingMythological space. The artist's equipment. Early art traditions. Ritual and ceremonial objects.PART T
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1