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Dating the Dreaming? Creation of Myths and Rituals for Mounds along the Northern Australian Coastline

Hiscock, Peter; Faulkner, P


Shell mounds ceased to be built in many parts of coastal northern Australia about 800-600 years ago. They are the subject of stories told by Aboriginal people and some have been incorporated in ritual and political activities during the last 150 years. These understandings emerged only after termination of the economic and environmental system that created them, 800-600 years ago, in a number of widely separated coastal regions. Modern stories and treatments of these mounds by Aboriginal people...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Cambridge Archaeological Journal
DOI: 10.1017/S0959774306000126


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