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Second nature : the history and implications of Australia as Aboriginal landscape / Lesley Head
Bib ID 353207
Format BookBook
Author
Head, Lesley
 
Edition 1st ed. 
Description Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2000 
xiii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0815605870 (alkaline paper)
Series

Space, place, and society.

Summary

"In Second Nature, Lesley Head examines modern Australia's efforts to come to terms with its Aboriginal past." "Drawing on anthropology, archeology, and history, Head shows that through their use of fire and their methods of hunting and gathering, Aboriginal ancestors transformed the country's biophysical landscape in a variety of still debated ways. These findings present a dramatic shift away from the nineteenth-century evolutionary models, which viewed Aborigines as an unchanging people in an unchanging land."--BOOK JACKET.

"In Second Nature, Lesley Head examines modern Australia's efforts to come to terms with its Aboriginal past." "Drawing on anthropology, archeology, and history, Head shows that through their use of fire and their methods of hunting and gathering, Aboriginal ancestors transformed the country's biophysical landscape in a variety of still debated ways. These findings present a dramatic shift away from the nineteenth-century evolutionary models, which viewed Aborigines as an unchanging people in an unchanging land."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Human ecology -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.  |  Landscape assessment -- Australia.  |  Archaeology - Theory and criticism.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Social identity - Aboriginality.  |  Race relations - Representation - History.  |  Colonisation.  |  Land rights.  |  Environment.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Ecology.  |  Ord River / Lake Argyle (WA East Kimberley SE52-02, SD52-14)  |  Ovens River (N Vic SJ55-01)  |  Melbourne map area (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Legune (East Kimberley, North NT SD52-15)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)

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