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Book review of 'Deep Time Dreaming': Billy Griffiths on exploration of the distant past

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Taylor, R, Book review of 'Deep Time Dreaming': Billy Griffiths on exploration of the distant past, Sydney Morning Herald, (8 March) pp. 1-2. (2018) [Review Single Work]


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Abstract

A young Indigenous man recently tweeted: "been sitting at my desk all day, but I don't know that until an archaeologist tells me." I had to laugh. It was a clever swipe at the "whitesplaining" Indigenous people must have to endure from academics. But then I found myself thinking: the discovery of deep time within scientific ways of knowing has changed how Australians relate to the Indigenous past. Especially as it was made when Indigenous people were reasserting their rights to land and culture.

So, it has been with real interest and satisfaction that I found that these ideas are the heart of a new and wonderful book by Billy Griffiths: Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:Australia, archaeology, Indigenous history
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
UTAS Author:Taylor, R (Dr Rebe Taylor)
ID Code:135730
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-11-11
Last Modified:2019-11-13
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