AUSTRALIAN PLANTS AS ABORIGINAL TOOLS

This book shows what types of plants were used to make Aboriginal weapons, tools, shelter, watercraft, ceremonial objects, clothing, ornaments, and paint. The book also shows how hunter gatherers lived, and it demonstrates the differences across Aboriginal Australia. It is jointly concerned with the ethnobotany and economic botany of Aboriginal Australia, and it includes amazing photographs of the weapons, clothes, baskets, fish traps, etc. Author Philip A. Clark is a consultant on ethnobotany and anthropology. Clarke spent 30 years at the South Australian Museum, where he was Head of Anthropology and Manager of Sciences at the South Australian Museum and was the Principal Curator of the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in Adelaide. Contents include: * Plants into Artifacts * The Australian Aboriginal Toolkit * Ephemeral Subsistence Tools * Camp Life Ephemera * Working with Green Timber * Sticking Things Together * Universal Wrappers of Bark and Broad-leaves * From Fiber to Object * Plants to Decorate * Aboriginal Artifacts in Transition * The 'New' Material Culture * Plants, Artifacts, and Cultural Identity.



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