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Before the white man : Aboriginal life in prehistoric Australia / [edited and designed by Reader's Digest Services ; text by J. Peter White]
Bib ID 2222586
Format BookBook
Author
White, J. Peter (John Peter), 1937-
 
Description Surry Hills, N.S.W. : Reader's Digest Services, 1974 
32 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 0909486271
Summary

History of Aboriginal migration to Australia and the characteristics of Aboriginal society at colonisation; genetic links to other races; hunting and gathering traditions; societal organisation and marriage practices; Dreamtime and the land; rock paintings pre and post contact; engravings in rock; music and religion; archaeology and Aboriginal prehistory; evidence of life at Lake Mungo, western New South Wales, 26 000 years ago and comparative evidence in the North and in New Guinea; mammal life in prehistoric times; ancient implements and tools; contact with foreigners before colonisation.

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Subjects Australian Aborigines. Cultural processes  |  Aboriginal Australians.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Art.
Other authors/contributors Reader's Digest Services

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