The Resource Beeswax rock art & sugarbag dreaming : today's dreaming, yesterday's rock art, Faye Prideaux, (electronic resource)

Beeswax rock art & sugarbag dreaming : today's dreaming, yesterday's rock art, Faye Prideaux, (electronic resource)

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Beeswax rock art & sugarbag dreaming : today's dreaming, yesterday's rock art
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Beeswax rock art & sugarbag dreaming
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today's dreaming, yesterday's rock art
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Faye Prideaux
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Beeswax rock art and sugarbag dreaming
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"This thesis explores the possibility of using cultural traditions associated with Sugarbag Dreaming to assist with the interpretations of a unique rock art technique made from beeswax. 'Sugarbag' is an English translation, used generally across the northern half of Australia to describe the collected contents of the native Australian beehives. The idea of an association between sugarbag traditions and beeswax rock art is not new but more an assumption than a clearly argued connection because materialistically there is a clear association. The study of beeswax rock art is reasonably young and the ethnographic information connected to this rock art technique is limited. This in itself is interesting, as there are still insights available through ethnographic research on some of the older rock art techniques? but not, apparently beeswax rock art, of which the majority of motifs appear to be younger than 500 years. This issue is why it is necessary to sublimate the limited ethnographic record that directly relates to beeswax rock art with other means of interpretation. This could be done solely with archaeological techniques without the uses of ethnographic data but because of the rich source of available information, this thesis is designed to see if insights can still be gained on this rock art technique through the belief systems that may demonstrate the significance that beeswax, as a material, can hold within Australian Indigenous cultures and there fore, beeswax rock art. Most past researchers of beeswax rock art have noted the association native bees have in cultural systems - but before this researcher, Chaloupka and Alderson (2000) were the only researchers to take the study of beeswax rock art into the cultural aspects of the Sugarbag Dreaming. This thesis questions the assumption that because of a materialistic association between Sugarbag Dreaming and beeswax rock art, there is also an interpretive association. This study adds to the available research through the collection and analysis of new data, accumulation of the older research and by conducting fieldwork within western Arnhem Land, where beeswax rock art is almost common in comparison to other regions, and Sugarbag Dreaming traditions are also found. This research is ideally suited to determine if it is beneficial to study Sugarbag Dreaming traditions when interpreting beeswax rock art" [taken from abstract]
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1981-
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Prideaux, Faye
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Thesis (B.Archaeol.(Hons.)) -- Flinders University, Dept. of Archaeology.
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  • Rock paintings
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
  • Aboriginal Australians
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Abstract; Introduction; Literature review; Theory; Methodology; Results; Discussion and conclusion; References; Appendices
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Beeswax rock art & sugarbag dreaming : today's dreaming, yesterday's rock art, Faye Prideaux, (electronic resource)
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Abstract; Introduction; Literature review; Theory; Methodology; Results; Discussion and conclusion; References; Appendices
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