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Ritual pathways and public memory: Archaeology of Waiet zogo in Eastern Torres Strait, far north Australia

Wright, Duncan; van der Kolk, Glenn


The materiality of performative ritual is a growing focus for archaeologists. In Europe, collective ritual performance is expected to be highly structured with ritual often resulting in a loud archaeological signature. In Australia and Papua New Guinea, ritual (and collective ritual movement) is also highly structured; however, materiality and permanence are frequently secondary to intangible and/or impermanent considerations. In this paper, we apply the framework of public memory to places and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Archaelology
DOI: 10.1177/1469605318771186
Access Rights: Open Access


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