Review of "Changing perspectives in Australian archaeology: papers in honour of Val Attenbrow" edited by Jim Specht and Robin Torrence, Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 23 (2011)

Ulm, Sean (2012) Review of "Changing perspectives in Australian archaeology: papers in honour of Val Attenbrow" edited by Jim Specht and Robin Torrence, Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 23 (2011). Archaeology in Oceania, 47 (3). pp. 163-164.

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Abstract

Unlike many edited festschrifts which tend to be eclectic affairs, the contributions to Changing Perspectives in Australian Archaeology coalesce around two major themes mirroring those that have underpinned Val Attenbrow's extraordinary contribution to Australian archaeology. First is an attention to detail and careful scholarship to reveal new details about the past. Second is the use of multiple (and often novel) analyses and approaches to tease out the factors underpinning assemblage variability. Contributors pick up on many aspects of Val's work, including documenting variability in stone artefact assemblages, adopting landscape approaches and, of course, exploring the meaning of change itself.

Item ID: 23745
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Keywords: archaeology, Australian Indigenous archaeology, lithic technology
ISSN: 1834-4453
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 07:00
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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