Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture {PDF Download}

Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture {PDF Download}
Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture {PDF Download}

Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture by Bruce Pascoe {PDF Download}, History has portrayed Australia's First Peoples, the Aboriginals, as hunter-gatherers who lived on an empty, uncultivated land. History is incorrect.

In this seminal ebook, Bruce Pascoe uncovers evidence that lengthy before the arrival of white men, Aboriginal humans across the continent had been constructing dams and wells; planting, irrigating, and harvesting seeds, and then keeping the surplus and storing it in houses, sheds, or comfortable vessels; and developing problematic cemeteries and manipulating the landscape. All of these behaviours have been inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag, which seems to have been a handy lie that labored to justify dispossession.

Using compelling evidence from the statistics and diaries of early Australian explorers and colonists, he exhibits that Aboriginal structures of meals manufacturing and land control have been blatantly understated in cutting-edge retellings of early Aboriginal records, and that a brand new have a look at Australia's past is needed - for the benefit folks all.

Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture by Bruce Pascoe.

Product details

  •  Paperback | 288 pages
  •  135 x 210 x 22mm | 310g
  •  10 May 2018
  •  Scribe Publications
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  1911344781
  •  9781911344780