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Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident?/

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Book Club Kit   Book Club . . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 20014996 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 20014996 ItemInfo Top of page .
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Author Pascoe, Bruce, 1947- author.
Title Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident?/
Publication Broome, Western Australia: Magabala Books, 2014.
Physical description 173 pages illustrations, map 23 cm.
References Includes bibliography (p. 160-171) and index.
Contents Book club kit contains 15 copies
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Agriculture -- ch. 2 Aquaculture -- ch. 3 Population and Housing -- ch. 4 Storage and Preservation -- ch. 5 Fire -- ch. 6 The Heavens, Language and the Law -- ch. 7 Australian Agricultural Revolution -- ch. 8 Accepting History and Creating the Future.
Summary 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.
Subject Land use, Aboriginal Australian.
--Australia --History.
Aboriginal Australians
--Agriculture.
Aboriginal Australians--Antiquities
--Social life and customs.
Hunting and gathering societies.
Land use, Rural.
--Australia.
Shelf Location BC/PAS
Catalogue Information 20014996 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 20014996 Top of page .