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SEMINAR: Metal Burial: understanding caching behaviour and ‘contact’ material culture in the NE Kimberley

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Metal Burial: understanding caching behaviour and ‘contact’ material culture in the NE Kimberley : Archaeology Seminar Series 2020 Other events...
This paper explores identity, and the impacts of cross-cultural encounters on individuals, material objects and cultural practices through a lens on cached modified metal objects and associated cultural materials from the NE Kimberley. These objects were wrapped in paperbark and weighed down within a stone rock-ring, a bundling practice also seen in human burials in this region. The utilisation of new materials (e.g. metal) with traditional techniques (edge-grinding metal into an axe) is explored. These objects and their potential owner(s) are contextualised within the invasion/ contact and particularly pastoral history of this region.
Speaker(s) Sam Harper
Location Zoom ID - 946 0904 0144, password - 010741
Contact Martin Porr <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:00
End Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:00
Submitted by Anna Wiechecki <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 05 May 2020 11:52
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