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The Resource Australia's ancient Aboriginal past : a global perspective, Murray Johnson

Australia's ancient Aboriginal past : a global perspective, Murray Johnson

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Australia's ancient Aboriginal past : a global perspective
Title
Australia's ancient Aboriginal past
Title remainder
a global perspective
Statement of responsibility
Murray Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book places the Aboriginal occupation of Australia within a broad framework of human evolution and habitation. The author discusses the pioneering studies that delve into the mists of antiquity, and he engages with current controversies, including the extinction of mega fauna, land management practices, and social development over many millennia. The extraordinary achievements of Australian Aborigines are revealed in all their complexity and the evidence surrounding the identity of Australia's first occupants is re-examined. The discovery of the Hobbits of the island of Flores show that proto-humans were edging towards the great southern continent ; their capacity to cross the sea implies intelligence and organisation, but how far did their footsteps extend? This is just one of many challenging questions brought to life in this absorbing account of Australia's pre-contact history
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1956-
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Johnson, Murray
Dewey number
930.10994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Ethnology
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Tasmania
  • Australia
Target audience
general
Label
Australia's ancient Aboriginal past : a global perspective, Murray Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 227-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • 1.Archaeology and the archaeological endeavour -- 2. Human origins, evolution and global dispersal -- 3. The Neanderthal anomaly -- 4. The Hobbit enigma -- 5. Colonisation of Sahul - the archaeological and skeletal evidence -- 6. Demise of the megafauna --
  • 7. Pleistocene Australia - adaptation and innovation -- 8. Holocene Australia and regional case studies -- 9. Tasmania - an isolated trajectory -- Conclusion
Control code
000053786687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781925003710
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
Australia's ancient Aboriginal past : a global perspective, Murray Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 227-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • 1.Archaeology and the archaeological endeavour -- 2. Human origins, evolution and global dispersal -- 3. The Neanderthal anomaly -- 4. The Hobbit enigma -- 5. Colonisation of Sahul - the archaeological and skeletal evidence -- 6. Demise of the megafauna --
  • 7. Pleistocene Australia - adaptation and innovation -- 8. Holocene Australia and regional case studies -- 9. Tasmania - an isolated trajectory -- Conclusion
Control code
000053786687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781925003710
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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