Massacre, frontier conflict and Australian archaeology

Barker, Bryce (2007) Massacre, frontier conflict and Australian archaeology. Australian Archaeology, 64. pp. 9-14. ISSN 0312-2417

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This paper examines the nature of archaeological evidence
relating to frontier conflict/violence in the Australian context. Because of the unique nature of Aboriginal/European
frontier encounters, it is argued that a focus on locating
archaeological evidence for massacres is problematic. It is
suggested that rather than focus on frontier conflict in terms of massacre sites, archaeologists employ a broader social landscape archaeological approach, thus allowing a more holistic contextualisation of Aboriginal/European frontier interactions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, author retains copyright, see:
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2007 06:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: massacre; aborigines; frontier conflict; archaeology
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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