An interview with Harry Lourandos

Lourandos, Harry and David, Bruno and Barker, Bryce and McNiven, Ian J. (2006) An interview with Harry Lourandos. In: The social archaeology of Australian indigenous societies. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 20-39. ISBN 0-85575-499-0

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In Australia, Lourandos' approach to Aboriginal archaeology has generated more heated debate than any other in the discipline. Yet over the years many of his ideas about the Aboriginal past have come to merge into conventional wisdom, while his role in changing academic and popular perceptions has remained largely unacknowledged. Here we three- archaeology students of the 1980s, and now colleagues - interrogate Harry through a series of emailed questions and answers about the place of his own ideas, and of archaeology in general, in a post-colonial Australia.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:09
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: social archaeology; indigenous Australians
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220207 History and Philosophy of the Humanities
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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