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Australian Aborigines Survival on continent, 40,000-60,000 years Aborigines: Latin word, “from the beginning” given to them by the Europeans Cultural ecology Ecology cultural ecology Humans in interaction with their environment Environment defining culture. The way people use their culture to adapt to particular environments, the effects they have on their natural surroundings, and the impact of environment on the shape of culture. Ritual technology
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Economy Nomadic hunting and gathering
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Cultural Ecology Diversity – ecological – ethnic linguistic
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Unformatted text preview: Material life tools management of resources Social organization - bands mobile flexible social and trading networks Noble Savage European enlightenment Outsiders gaze Australian Aborigines Ritual technology: The Dreaming 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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