The moth-hunters : investigations towards a prehistory of the south-eastern highlands of Australia
This thesis examines the prehistory of the Southern Uplands of Australia, a region of tablelands and highlands in the extreme south-east of the continent. From ethnographic and archaeological evidence the unique exploitation of the Bogong moth is reconstructed, and the pattern of seasonal transhumance which it engendered. The importance of moths is assessed in the subsistence economy of the region, and an analysis made of prehistoric food resources. Ethnographic evidence on prehistoric...[Show more]
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