Hierarchies of knowledge and the tyranny of text: archaeology, ethnohistory and oral traditions in Australian archaeological interpretation

Barker, Bryce (2006) Hierarchies of knowledge and the tyranny of text: archaeology, ethnohistory and oral traditions in Australian archaeological interpretation. In: The social archaeology of Australian indigenous societies. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 72-84. ISBN 0855754990

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Abstract

This paper examines how different ways of knowing about the past are used on the formulation of archaeological models. It uses a case study from the Whitsunday Islands off the central Queensland coast.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Information about this work at http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/aboriginal_studies_press/find_a_book/anthropologyarchaeology/social_arch
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:09
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: oral traditions; archaeology; Norman Tindale; Walter Roth; Ngaro people
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450107 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2561

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