Massacre, frontier conflict and Australian archaeology

01st June 2007

Bryce Barker

This paper examines the nature of archaeological evidence relating to frontier conflict/violence in the Australian context. Because of the unique nature of Aboriginal/European frontier encounters, it is argued that a focus on locating archaeological evidence for massacres is problematic. It is suggested that rather than focus on frontier conflict in terms of massacre sites, archaeologists employ a broader social landscape archaeological approach, thus allowing a more holistic contextualisation of Aboriginal/European frontier interactions.

Bryce Barker
Massacre, frontier conflict and Australian archaeology
June 2007
64
9-14
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