The Resource Southeastern Australia : level of social organization

Southeastern Australia : level of social organization

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Southeastern Australia : level of social organization
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Southeastern Australia : level of social organization
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Answers question; Are the social and political patterns known for any of the Aboriginal tribes of southeastern Australia sufficiently distinct to warrant a placement of these hunters at a different social level than other Australian Aboriginals; Briefly lists early writers who mention kings and chiefs, leadership in southeastern Australia not essentially different from other parts of the continent; Social stratification in the form of transmission of group leadership from father to son discussed; Contests Services statement on change in complexity of social organization from rich coastal areas to arid desert areas; Compares nonresidential special-purpose groups in Service for both desert and coastal tribes with similar details in Howitt for Kurnai and Gournditchmara and his own work on the Tiwi; Attempts to evaluate assertions of Tindale and Birdsell that the Kamilaroi and Wiradjuri show a more advanced political organization and using concepts of hereditary transmission of group leadership, social complexity and matrilineal descent suggests; assertions are not proven
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-1994
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Pilling, Arnold R.
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  • Howitt, A. W.
  • Service, Elman R.
  • Tindale, Norman B.
  • Birdsell, Joseph B.
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Southeastern Australia : level of social organization
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M0050474
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0072379
Label
Southeastern Australia : level of social organization
Publication
Control code
M0050474
System control number
0072379

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