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Prehistoric and recent change in Australian Aboriginal culture

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Prehistoric and recent change in Australian Aboriginal culture
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Prehistoric and recent change in Australian Aboriginal culture
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Revised to November 1963; comments on D.S. Davidsons work on diffusion of items of material culture, quartzite (leilira) blade, kodja hammer axe, throwing stick & boomerangs, one piece bark canoe gave way to pleated end type, swimming log & development of rafts (more simple; types in south, more complex further north towards Cape York), rock engraving thought to be older than paintings - lack of paintings in Tasmania, analysis of techniques, motifs, other indigenous traits (gum cemets, pearl shell pendants - Kimberleys,; emu feather shoes, mourning caps, disposal of the dead), list of implements diffused from New Guinea via Torres Strait and Cape York, Macassan influences in Arnhem Land, time as aspect of diffusion, distribution highlights stages of diffusion,; influence of material on designs (pearl shells on Kimberley coast, interlocking key design), modification of traits (development of throwing stick & spearthrower), geographical distribution as evidence for dating (Tasmania, New Guinea), comparison of; views of Davidson & Radcliffe-Brown charges in archaeology resulting from Mulvaneys excavation at Fromms Landing (geometric microliths found in Mudukian & Pirrian periods) & McCarthys excavation at Capertee (occurrence of ground edge axes in Bondaian deposits), Capertian culture; (dentated saws & Kartan type implements), division of Australian prehistory into Kartan, Gambieran, Tartangan, Mudukian-Pirrian & Murundian (South Aust.) culture periods, Capertian, Bondaian and Eloueran (N.S.W.) periods, Pirrian, Oenpellian & Kimberleyan periods (Northern Territory); establishment of sequence for rock paintings and engravings (abraded, outline linear, design and intaglio periods at Port Hedland, Depuch Is. & Abydos), chronology of techniques; diversity of opinions on causes of change (migration vs. diffusion)
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1905-1997
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McCarthy, Frederick D.
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  • Davidson, Daniel Sutherland
  • Mulvaney, D. J.
  • Radcliffe-Brown, A. R.
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Prehistoric and recent change in Australian Aboriginal culture
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M0047196
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0067734
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Prehistoric and recent change in Australian Aboriginal culture
Publication
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M0047196
System control number
0067734

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