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The Resource Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland, Åsa Ferrier, (electronic resource)

Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland, Åsa Ferrier, (electronic resource)

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Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland
Title
Journeys into the rainforest
Title remainder
archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland
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Åsa Ferrier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book presents a study of contact archaeology that explores the dynamics of Aboriginal occupation of far north-east Queensland's rainforest region. It presents the results of archaeological research that takes a long-term approach, exploring variability in terms of change and continuity before during and after Aboriginal/European contact. The research is interdisciplinary and integrates diverse data sources recovered from Aboriginal open sites occupied in the pre- to post-contact periods, historical documents and information gathered in oral histories. The analyses focus on open archaeological sites as a means of discovering variability used together with the historical sources and oral histories that provide the study with a historical context. Cultural trajectories traced through time are defined by material culture and technology, plant use and rainforest settlement patterns. The results show that applying a temporal interdisciplinary framework to contact investigatigations has the capacity to reveal continuity as well as change in an Aboriginal society. The outcome is a better informed and textured long-term history of Aboriginal rainforest occupation
  • This book presents a study of contact archaeology that explores the dynamics of Aboriginal occupation of far north-east Queensland's rainforest region. It presents the results of archaeological research that takes a long-term approach, exploring variability in terms of change and continuity before during and after Aboriginal/European contact. The research is interdisciplinary and integrates diverse data sources recovered from Aboriginal open sites occupied in the pre- to post-contact periods, historical documents and information gathered in oral histories. The analyses focus on open archaeological sites as a means of discovering variability used together with the historical sources and oral histories that provide the study with a historical context. Cultural trajectories traced through time are defined by material culture and technology, plant use and rainforest settlement patterns. The results show that applying a temporal interdisciplinary framework to contact investigatigations has the capacity to reveal continuity as well as change in an Aboriginal society. The outcome is a better informed and textured long-term history of Aboriginal rainforest occupation
  • This monograph presents the results of archaeological research that takes a longitudinal approach to interpreting and understanding Aboriginal-European contact. It focuses on a small but unique area of tropical rainforest in far north Queensland's Wet Tropics Bioregion, located within the traditional lands of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people on the Evelyn Tableland. The research integrates a diverse range of data sources: archaeological evidence recovered from Aboriginal open sites occupied in the pre- to post-contact periods, historical documents of early ethnographers, settlers and explorers in the region, supplemented with Aboriginal oral history testimony. Analyses of the archaeological evidence excavated from three open sites facilitated the identification of the trajectories of culture change and continuity that this investigation focused on: Aboriginal rainforest material culture and technology, plant subsistence strategies, and rainforest settlement patterns. Analyses of the data sets demonstrate that initial use of the rainforest environment on the Evelyn Tableland occurred during the early Holocene period, with successful adaptation and a change towards more permanent Aboriginal use of the rainforest becoming established in the late Holocene period. European arrival and settlement on traditional Aboriginal land resulted in a period of historical upheaval for the Aboriginal rainforest people. Following an initial period of violent interactions and strong Aboriginal resistance from the rainforest, Jirrbal Aboriginal people continued to adapt and transform their traditional culture to accommodate for the many changes forced upon them throughout the post?contact period
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AU@
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Ferrier, Åsa
Dewey number
305.89915
LC call number
DU280.E94
LC item number
F47 2015
Series statement
Terra australis
Series volume
43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human settlements
  • Rain forests
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
Label
Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland, Åsa Ferrier, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001707461
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unknown
Isbn
9781925022872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018404974
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001707461
Label
Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, North Queensland, Åsa Ferrier, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001707461
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781925022872
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2018404974
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001707461

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