Beyond mere ‘hunter-gatherers’ and proto ‘farmers’ – First Peoples living realities. #darkemu debate

The debate over the claims made by Bruce Pascoe in his book “Dark Emu” regarding First Peoples as ‘farmers’ rather than ‘hunter-gatherers’ have recently come up for serious criticism by one of Australia’s most experienced anthropologist, Peter Sutton, in a book with Keryn Walshe.

Neither categories are adequate to represent the high levels of life achieved by First Peoples in this country.

It is not a matter of either/or but of going beyond ‘modern’ fantasy structures of First Peoples living realities! We need to do this in the 21st century.

See my short Sway presentation https://sway.office.com/7N6Ksk4LyKvh5OTc?ref=Link

Happy learning – to see.

Bruce Reyburn

1 July 2021

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