Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place

David, Bruno and Lamb, Lara and Kaiwari, Jack (2014) Landscapes of mobility: the flow of place. In: The Oxford handbook of the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers. Oxford Handbooks Online. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 1163-1190. ISBN 978-0-19-955122-4

Abstract

Mobility concerns the ways and logics of movement from place to place. Understanding hunter-gatherer mobility
across the landscape is always located in the ontology of the observer, and must therefore take into account the
perspectives from which we try to make sense of past mobility. This article explores and critiques past and current approaches to landscapes of mobility, and present future directions, reflecting on implications for how we have come to construct very particular understandings of the past. It concludes by discussing how archaeological
modelling constructs its own myths based on ontological pre-understandings, and the role that the archaeology of
landscapes of hunter-gatherer mobility has played in this.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 Oxford University Press. Permanent restricted access to online Published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 23:14
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobility; archaeology; landscapes; ontology; gender; myth; Papua New Guinea; hunter gatherers
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199551224.013.031
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25196

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