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Dark Emu: Black seeds agriculture or accident? - Bruce Pascoe
Dark Emu: Black seeds agriculture or accident?
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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... show more
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.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781922142450
ASIN: B00JJAINXI
Publisher: Magabala Books
Edition language: English
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Jenny Schwartz
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5.0 Review: Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe
In "Dark Emu" the author, Bruce Pascoe, refers to some other books discussing land use in Australia pre-European intrusion. I've read Bill Gammage's "The Biggest Estate on Earth" and thoroughly enjoyed its challenge to read our landscape differently. Bruce Pascoe has Bunurong/Tasmanian Heritage an...
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