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Author Pascoe, Bruce, 1947-

Title Dark Emu : Black seeds agriculture or accident?

Published Broome, WA : Magabala Books, 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Agriculture -- Chapter 2: Aquaculture -- Chapter 3: Population and Housing -- Chapter 4: Storage and Preservation -- Chapter 5: Fire -- Chapter 6: The Heavens, Language and the Law -- Chapter 7: Australian Agricultural Revolution -- Chapter 8. Accepting History and Creating the Future -- Picture Credits -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
Summary Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture.
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia.
Land use, Rural -- Australia.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781922142443 (electronic book)

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