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The Bone Readers: Atoms, genes and the politics of Australia's deep past

Tuniz, Claudio; Gillespie, Richard; Jones, Cheryl


Who owns the past? Scientists are reconstructing human prehistory with ever more refined techniques at a time when Indigenous people are demanding ownership of it, and when many archaeologists are challenging the primacy of scientific evidence. 'The bone readers' examines the most controversial issues in Australian pre-history. With a razor sharp eye and a fine sense of irony, the authors explain which hypotheses don't have legs and expose the implications for the politics of the present. They...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Book


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