The puzzle of why Australia remained a hunter-gatherer society and the west did not.
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Macfarlane, A. (2004). The puzzle of why Australia remained a hunter-gatherer society and the west did not. [Video file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/563
Standing on a beach in New South Wales, Australia, near where Captain Cook sailed, Alan Macfarlane reflects on the large puzzle of why it was the new civilization of Europe that ended up invading Australia, and not the old Australian civilization which remained in a hunter-gatherer mode for so long.
anthropology, colonialism, stasis
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