The Resource Archaeology and Aboriginal protest : the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography, Rebe Taylor

Archaeology and Aboriginal protest : the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography, Rebe Taylor

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Archaeology and Aboriginal protest : the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography
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Archaeology and Aboriginal protest
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the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography
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Rebe Taylor
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eng
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"In 1977 archaeologist Rhys Jones asked a question that sparked a controversy: if Europeans had never reached Tasmania, had the Aborigines been nonetheless 'doomed to a slow strangulation of the mind'? Some contemporaries accused Jones of reiterating nineteenth-century 'Social Darwinism', a charge Lyndall Ryan has recently renewed as 'scientific racism'. In contrast, this article argues that Jones, a left-wing Welshman, intended to make a poetic comparison between the possible effects of isolation and a history of genocide. The assumption that genocide had ended in Tasmanian Aboriginal extinction potentially undermined Australia's earliest and most radical emergent Indigenous movement. The controversy that followed was pivotal to Australian Aboriginal and academic relations, and has shaped fundamentally how Tasmanian, and Australian, history is written" [author's abstract]; details legacy of Rhys Jones' contribution to Australian deep time knowledge including dating and excavation of Lake Mungo (oldest cremation site in the world), 35,000 year occupation Tasmania and 60,000 year chronology for Malakunanja; coining of the term 'fire stick farming'; deals with Rhys Jones' contribution to colonial history
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  • Bickford, Anne
  • Bowdler, Sandra
  • Brantlinger, Patrick
  • Calder, James Erskine
  • Davis, Joseph Barnard
  • Du Cros, Hilary
  • Jones, Rhys
  • Lubbock, John
  • Milligan, Joseph
  • Mulvaney, D. J.
  • Plomley, N. J. B.
  • Ryan, Lyndall
  • Smith, Laurajane
  • Tylor, Edward Burnett
  • Windschuttle, Keith
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Archaeology and Aboriginal protest : the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography, Rebe Taylor
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1031461X.2014.948021#.VbmBYfOqqko
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Archaeology and Aboriginal protest : the influence of Rhys Jones' Tasmanian work on Australian historiography, Rebe Taylor
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1031461X.2014.948021#.VbmBYfOqqko
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  • unmediated
  • computer
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