The Resource Anthropology

Anthropology

Label
Anthropology
Title
Anthropology
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Subject
Summary
Territorial distribution of Arunta & Luritcha, Kaitish, Wolperi, Warramunga, Chingali, Ilyowera; general physical characters, notes on height, length of limbs, hairdressing, hair-form, bone abnormalities (Platycnemia; Camptocnemia); perforation of nasal septum, tooth avulsion, method & description of body scars; ceremonies of initiation (circumcision, subincision), notes on reason for subincision; character & disposition, mental attributes, tracking ability; notes on Lutheran Mission at Hermannsburg; totemic clans, phratries, marriage rules (Arunta); native foods description and hunting of animals, birds, fish, insects, vegetables (gives nature names where known); use of pitchuri, nicotiania suaveolens, porcupine grass, portulaea filifolia narcotics, resin, decorations; water supplies - names of waterholes, methods of obtaining water; notes on native pigments; Antiarra site - rock paintings, encrustation of blood, site used for increase of kangaroo; operation (venesection) witnessed at Alice Springs; corroboree at Alice Springs of the forked stick (Atnimokita); words of chant when incision in arm is made; details of body decorations; ceremonial stones & sticks, store of ritual objects found at Kundunga (Luritcha country) detailed description of types; general camp life; brief notes on fire making; visiting & etiquette, games, smoke signals; types of weapons - spears, spearthrowers, shields, boomerangs, missile sticks, fighting clubs, pick shaped weapon; domestic implements & utensils - combination of spearthrower & adze, yam sticks, stone knives (with sheath), stone chips, axes, pitchis, grinding stones, native spindle; clothing & ornament, description with note of chief materials used in their manufacture; Kurdaitcha parties, description of shoes; gesture or sign language - 43 signs with explanation & figures; method of drawing on rocks; diseases; ophthalmia; native therapeutics; making of medicine men; burial & mourning; Appendix 1; System of orthography for native words; Appendix 2; Stature & measurements of males & females; Appendix 3; Craniological report upon two skulls collected by the expedition (by J.T. Wilson); Appendix 4; Report on human skeleton from Alice Springs; Appendix 5; 78 words listed - English - Arunta (Alice Springs) Arunta (Dalhousie Springs) - Luritcha (Illamurta)
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1848-1919
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Stirling, E. C.
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Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia
Label
Anthropology
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Publication
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M0046247
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Not for Inter-Library Loan
Stock number
929-932
System control number
0066409
Label
Anthropology
Publication
Control code
M0046247
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Stock number
929-932
System control number
0066409

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