This book challenges traditional perceptions of Australian Aboriginal prehistory: that environment is the major determinant of hunter-gatherers; that Aborigines were egalitarian and culturally homogeneous; that they experienced few economic and demographic changes. Lourandos argues that their social and economic processes were complex and that the prehistory period was dynamic. Lourandos considers colonization, Tasmanian Aborigines, the role of fire, the intensification debate, plant exploitation and other prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Published: 1997
Book Condition: Very good soft cover with clear adhesive to covers. Ex-library copy with some library stamps and markings on several front and back pages, otherwise a clean and tight copy