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dc.contributor.authorFrieman, C
dc.contributor.authorMay, SK
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T03:25:03Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T03:25:03Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1092-7697
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10761-019-00511-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388917
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we look at the ways in which rock art encapsulates and expresses the tension between tradition and innovation in northern Australia during the period of European colonization. The appearance of new motifs and techniques for producing rock art in the recent past sits alongside the continuation of "traditional" practices reflecting thousands of years of artistic expression. Using case studies from Arnhem Land, we reflect on both ethnographic and archaeological evidence in order to interrogate the ways in which innovation impacted upon and was used by Indigenous groups to navigate contact. Our findings suggest that technological conservatism and the resistance to new technologies by Aboriginal communities is both considered and partial, with the overriding logic being about minimizing the disruption of specific values conceptualised as traditional, rather than eliminating or avoiding all outside influence.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto25
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Historical Archaeology
dc.relation.urihttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/DP160101832
dc.relation.grantIDDP160101832
dc.relation.fundersARC
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.titleNavigating Contact: Tradition and Innovation in Australian Contact Rock Art
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationFrieman, C; May, SK, Navigating Contact: Tradition and Innovation in Australian Contact Rock Art, International Journal of Historical Archaeology
dc.date.updated2019-11-04T05:39:35Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
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gro.griffith.authorMay, Sally K. K.


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