2-25-09 Aborigines 1

2-25-09 Aborigines 1 - – Explanation of origins of...

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Aust r al i an Abor i gi nes Survival on continent, 40,000- 60,000 years Cultural ecology Ritual technology Diversity ecological ethnic linguistic Material life tools management of resources Social organization - bands mobile flexible social and trading networks
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Aust r al i an Abor i gi nes Ritual technology: The Dreaming
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Unformatted text preview: – Explanation of origins of landscape and beings – Charter: orients people to land and other groups – Sacred/secret knowledge • Totems – ancestral and conception • Performances – Myths = The Law – Rituals – Songlines = mental map – Ritual objects – Art...
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