Exploring the Materiality and Cosmology of Indigenous Seascapes in Northeastern Australia

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Exploring the Materiality and Cosmology of Indigenous Seascapes in Northeastern Australia

Title of Project

Exploring the Materiality and Cosmology of Indigenous Seascapes in Northeastern Australia

Advisor/s

Professor Sean Ulm

College or Research Centre

College of Arts, Society & Education

Summary of Project

The sea is central to the lives of contemporary Indigenous Australians across tropical northeastern Australia. Indigenous histories show the sea to be a vital source of subsistence, raw materials, spirituality and connection with other peoples. But what are the antecedents of these people–sea relationships? And how are these relationships materialised in seascapes? Despite decades of research we have very limited understandings of the complexity of how people construct and engage with their seascapes. Come and join me and our team to develop collaborative research with Indigenous communities to explore these extraordinary seascapes!

Key Words

archaeology; seascapes; Indigenous archaeology

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