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Author Ferrier, Åsa, author.

Title Journeys into the rainforest : archaeology of culture change and continuity on the Evelyn Tableland, Tropical North Queensland / Åsa Ferrier.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 174 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
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Series Terra australis ; 43
Terra Australis ; 43. 0725-9018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174).
Note Print version record.
Access Access restricted to Ryerson students, faculty and staff. CaOTR
Contents 1. Research framework -- 2. Study region: environmental, historical and cultural background -- 3. The documentary evidence -- 4. Urumbal pocket -- 5. The lithics analysis -- 6. The archaeobotanical analysis -- 7. Boignjul -- 8. Cedar creek -- 9. Research outcomes.
Summary This monograph presents the results of archaeological research that takes a longitudinal approach to interpreting and understanding Aboriginal-European contact. It focuses on a small but unique area of tropical rainforest in far north Queensland's Wet Tropics Bioregion, located within the traditional lands of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people on the Evelyn Tableland. The research integrates a diverse range of data sources: archaeological evidence recovered from Aboriginal open sites occupied in the pre- to post-contact periods, historical documents of early ethnographers, settlers and explorers in the region, supplemented with Aboriginal oral history testimony. Analyses of the archaeological evidence excavated from three open sites facilitated the identification of the trajectories of culture change and continuity that this investigation focused on: Aboriginal rainforest material culture and technology, plant subsistence strategies, and rainforest settlement patterns. Analyses of the data sets demonstrate that initial use of the rainforest environment on the Evelyn Tableland occurred during the early Holocene period, with successful adaptation and a change towards more permanent Aboriginal use of the rainforest becoming established in the late Holocene period. European arrival and settlement on traditional Aboriginal land resulted in a period of historical upheaval for the Aboriginal rainforest people. Following an initial period of violent interactions and strong Aboriginal resistance from the rainforest, Jirrbal Aboriginal people continued to adapt and transform their traditional culture to accommodate for the many changes forced upon them throughout the post-contact period.
Subject Human settlements -- Australia -- Evelyn Tableland (Qld.) -- Antiquities.
Rain forests -- Australia -- Evelyn Tableland (Qld.) -- Antiquities.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Evelyn Tableland (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Australia -- Evelyn Tableland (Qld.)
Evelyn Tableland (Qld.) -- Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00794562
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Ferrier, Åsa. Journeys into the rainforest. Acton, A.C.T. ANU Press, 2015 9781925022872 (OCoLC)923235434
ISBN 9781925022889 (electronic bk.)
1925022889 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055486115
GBVCP 1008664812
AU@ 000065971909

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