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June 2019

Bridge and Barrier

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William St
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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…

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