The Resource In search of the Ngaiawang, Helen Tolcher

In search of the Ngaiawang, Helen Tolcher

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In search of the Ngaiawang
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In search of the Ngaiawang
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Helen Tolcher
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Language
eng
Summary
Roonka archaeological excavation 1968-1976; discusses rationale underpinning investigation; environmental setting -- landscape prior to European settlement, native plants, ecological threats, erosion, feral animals, pastoral industry; cultural landscape and scientific importance of the site; historical accounts of life ways of Ngaiawang people -- recreation, ceremony and religion; excavation context and methodology -- aims and objectives, stratigraphy, volunteers and participants, site management, geophysical survey, quantification of skeletal remains, working conditions, radiocarbon dating; artefacts and technologies -- stone and bone tools, bone blades and daggers, skin rugs, clothing, fibres and fish gorges; discusses bone points -- ceremony, ornamentation, awls, magic and sorcery; mortuary customs of Ngaiawang -- internment, cremation, beliefs, binding, dismembering, body position, grave goods, group burials, mourning, clever men and sorcery; significant discoveries and individuals of status; presents chronology and habitation of Roonka extending from c. 18,000 years B.P. through to post-settlement period
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AIAS
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1928-
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Tolcher, H. M.
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non fiction
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In search of the Ngaiawang, Helen Tolcher
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: page 157
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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In search of the Ngaiawang, Helen Tolcher
Bibliography note
Bibliography: page 157
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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