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Digging for fire: finding control on the Australian continent

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Timothy NealeTimothy Neale
In this paper, I examine recent influential accounts of the bushfire knowledge and practicesof Aboriginal peoples and their ancestors on the Australian continent, drawingattention to how these accounts accord with problematic and ecomodernist aspects ofcontemporary bushfire management discourse. Developing a two-part critique of thisdiscourse, I suggest both that we should accord the ecological contributions of Aboriginalpeoples and their ancestors significantly greater esteem, and that the recent accountspotentially limit the grounds for contemporary Aboriginal peoples' engagements in themanagement of their territories or "Country".

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Journal

Journal of contemporary archaeology

Volume

5

Issue

1

Pagination

79 - 90

Publisher

Equinox Publishing

Location

Sheffield, Eng.

ISSN

2051-3429

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Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Equinox Publishing Ltd.

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