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An Artefact of Colonial Desire? Kimberley Points and the Technology of Enchantment

Harrison, Rodney


This paper considers several areas of anthropological research which have yet to be drawn into conversation: Alfred Gell's anthropological theory of art, the literature on collecting and museum studies and the colonial art histories of Nicholas Thomas and others, and the archaeology of colonialism in Australia. The implications of the nexus of these various areas of research are considered with reference to the archaeological study of Kimberley points in Australia. While these points have been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/497673


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