An Aboriginal elder. an archaeologist and a geographer report on an interdisciplinary project about colonial-erasettlement in the Murchison and Davenport ranges in the Northern Territory. Oral history, physical evidence andhistorical records reveal a distinct central Australian cultural landscape and show that archaeology can do more thanmerely exhume material to support historical 'realities'. This project provides new or improved understandings of (I)colonial technology in pastoral ventures, (2) continuity and change in Aboriginal life following European arrival, (3) social behaviour in colonial settings, and (4) alternatives to Eurocentric Australian histories.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|