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Australian Archaeologists Book of Quotations
Author: Mike Smith

ISBN: 9781922235749
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1 October 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Description:
"I used to begin a course on Australian economic history in the accepted manner with the European explorations of the eighteenth century until one day the archaeologist, John Mulvaney, enquired what I said about the earlier 99 per cent of time embraced by the human history of Australia." -- Geoffrey Blainey, 1975 *** "The discoverers, explorers and colonists of the three million square miles which are Australia, were its Aborigines." -- John Mulvaney, 1969 *** "Perhaps we should call what the Aborigines did 'fire-stick farming'." -- Rhys Jones, 1969 *** Australian archaeology has been involved in a great enterprise over the last 60 years, uncovering the deep past of a desert continent and the history of its first people. This book is a guide to the catchphrases of the discipline. It is a meditation on science and place, culture and politics, deep time and the Dreaming - and it is steeped in an appreciation of good writing and a well-turned phrase. Woven in among these quotations is the story of how Australians, as a nation, are coming to terms with ancient Australia. The entries are drawn from letters, journals, histories, poems,...

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