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Caring for history: Tiwi and archaeological narratives of Fort Dundas/Punata, Melville Island, Australia

Fredericksen, CFK (2002). Caring for history: Tiwi and archaeological narratives of Fort Dundas/Punata, Melville Island, Australia. World Archeology,34(2):288-302.

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Title Caring for history: Tiwi and archaeological narratives of Fort Dundas/Punata, Melville Island, Australia
Author Fredericksen, CFK
Journal Name World Archeology
Publication Date 2002
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0043-8243   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0036798467
Start Page 288
End Page 302
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge - Taylor & Francis
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Archaeologists working in post-colonial nations are still coming to terms with the contextuality of their data. This is accentuated for archaeologists researching sites of indigenous/colonizer contact. Here descendants of the indigenous people who confronted European colonizers or invaders often possess rich narratives of those events. These narratives form a culturescape, a physical place composed of localities where the events of the remembered past took place. Archaeologists working with indigenous communities are confronted with these culturescapes, which tell the community history of places and give them cultural significance. Archaeological investigation of the early colonial site of Fort Dundas/Punata in northern Australia has encountered a Tiwi culturescape that is entwined with archaeological narrative constructed over the past twenty-five years. The discursive nature of culturescape formation at Fort Dundas/Punata is examined in the context of the articulation between Tiwi and archaeological narratives of the past.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0043824022000007107   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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