9781947534087-1947534084-Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture

ISBN-13: 9781947534087
ISBN-10: 1947534084
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pascoe, Bruce
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Scribe US
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781947534087
ISBN-10: 1947534084
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Pascoe, Bruce
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Scribe US
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pascoe, Bruce wrote Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture comprising 288 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1947534084 and 9781947534087. Since then Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.95 or rent at the marketplace.

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Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

History has portrayed Australia’s First Peoples, the Aboriginals, as hunter-gatherers who lived on an empty, uncultivated land. History is wrong.

In this seminal book, Bruce Pascoe uncovers evidence that long before the arrival of white men, Aboriginal people across the continent were building dams and wells; planting, irrigating, and harvesting seeds, and then preserving the surplus and storing it in houses, sheds, or secure vessels; and creating elaborate cemeteries and manipulating the landscape. All of these behaviors were inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag, which turns out have been a convenient lie that worked to justify dispossession.

Using compelling evidence from the records and diaries of early Australian explorers and colonists, he reveals that Aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required―for the benefit of all Australians.

Dark Emu, a bestseller in Australia, won both the Book of the Year Award and the Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

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