Desert camps: a case study of stone artefacts and Aboriginal behaviour in the Western Desert
This thesis attempts to ascertain what aspects of the behaviour of a hunter gatherer society can be interpreted from a study of stone tools. It is set in the northern part of the Western Desert among a traditional group of Gugadja/Pintubi speaking Aborigines. In pursuit of this goal the thesis presents a case study of the traditional environmental, social and economic characteristics of these Aborigines. It also employs the technique of seeking the Aborigines’ view of their Own technology and...[Show more]
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