Saltwater People: spiritscapes, maritime rituals and the archaeology of Australian indigenous seascapes

@article{McNiven2004SaltwaterPS,
  title={Saltwater People: spiritscapes, maritime rituals and the archaeology of Australian indigenous seascapes},
  author={I. McNiven},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={329 - 349}
}
Anthropological research reveals that the scale and complexity of Australian indigenous seascapes correlate with the scale and complexity of spiritual engagements with the sea and use of its resources. Marine specialists see and represent themselves as Saltwater People – an identification spiritually embedded within seascapes rich in cosmological meaning. For Aboriginal people, this embeddedness is underwritten by a Dreaming cosmology that formalizes seascapes as spiritscapes engaged through… Expand
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