Places people value: social significance and cultural exchange in post invasion Australia

McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan R. (2004) Places people value: social significance and cultural exchange in post invasion Australia. In: Harrison, Rodney, and Williamson, Christine, (eds.) After Captain Cook: The archaeology of the recent indigenous past in Australia. Indigenous Archaeologies Series . Altamira Press, Walnut Creek, California, USA, pp. 171-190.

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This paper explores the relationship between social significance, or the value of places to the community, and those places which evidence the shared heritage of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The subject of this paper is therefore not ‘archaeology’ but heritage. Heritage is the framework within which most Australians perceive archaeology and the context within which archaeological sites are managed and interpreted (Sullivan 1996; Byrne 1993, 1998; ATSIC and Office of National Tourism 1997). The aims of the paper are twofold, firstly I intend to speculate on the evidence for cross cultural exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian and, in particular, the cultural transfer from Aboriginal culture to settler culture. Secondly I aim to pique the reader’s interest in ‘community values’ or social significance in the hope that more archaeologists might explore the relationship between communities and archaeological sites.

Item ID: 1014
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-7591-0657-4
Keywords: social significance; cultural exchange; Cape York, Somerset forests
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A version of this chapter and the book it appeared in, has been previously published in an earlier edition (minus the Forward) by the Archaeological Computing Laboratory, University of Sydney in the Sydney University Archaeologcial Methods Series (2002). © 2002 The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia. The current publication has been substantially updated and edited for the new publication.

Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 20%
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