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Bridge and Barrier

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$5 – $20

Bridge and Barrier: Torres Strait and curious artefact distributions between Queensland and New Guinea

By Ian McNiven (Monash University)

In this talk, Ian McNiven will outline what he calls the “Coral Sea Cultural Interaction Sphere” as a framework to help shed light on why some ethnographic artefact types are shared between northern Queensland and southern New Guinea but other artefact types fail to extend across Torres Strait. Different distributions of artefact types provide new insights into the complex role of Torres Strait as a bridge and barrier to cultural diffusion.

Ian McNiven is Professor of Indigenous Archaeology in Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (Monash University) and a Chief Investigator in the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. His research over the past 30 years has focused on the long-term development of specialised coastal societies of Queensland and New Guinea over the past 5000 years.


Date: June 19th 2019
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum.
Dinner: You are welcome to join us for a post-lecture dinner, at own cost.
Reggio Lounge Italian Restaurant (BYO, vegetarian)
85A Stanley Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
www.reggiolounge.com.au

Tickets

Unlimited available
Bridge and Barrier | Non OAS Member$20.00
Unlimited available
Bridge and Barrier | OAS Member$15.00
Unlimited available
Bridge and Barrier | Student$5.00

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $20
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Oceanic Art Society
Email:
info@oceanicartsociety.org.au
Website:
www.oceanicartsociety.org.au

Venue

Australian Museum
1 William St
Sydney,NSW2010Australia
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Phone:
(02) 9320 6000
Website:
http://australianmuseum.net.au