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Bruising The Red Earth: Ochre Mining And Ritual In Aboriginal Tasmania

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Paperback, 194 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Melbourne University
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John Sheahan
Aug 15, 2016 John Sheahan rated it really liked it
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The 'red earth' is the ochre, the hematite, that the women dug and processed in the Gog Range. I have been to the area, noticed the interpretation signage, but had no idea of the significance of this site for the indigenous people of this island. I am grateful to these archeologists.
Each chapter is a virtual essay on a different aspect of the archeological dig. Most received solid reviews. The one on the lithology didn't. I am no wiser as to why and have more reading to do, obviously. Some of t
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