This subject introduces students to the richness and diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures. It explores the all-encompassing spiritual belief system that forms the foundation of Indigenous Australia worldviews, law and lore and outlines the nature of the classificatory system of kinship which a creates a web of relatedness, uniting people to people and people to country and its flora and fauna. It examines the economic organization of Indigenous Australian societies, including systems of trade, and the sustainable land management practices which have ensured survival and adaption to climatic and environmental changes across time. It also introduces students to the archaeology of Indigenous Australia and the role of archaeology today.
School of Indigenous Australian Studies
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