Archaeology of the Dreamtime
The Story of Prehistoric Australia and Her People
by Josephine Flood
William Collins, 1987, ISBN 0002172968, colour photographic plates, black and white photographs, line drawings, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“The first human set foot on an Australian beach over 40,000 years ago. At that time in the ice age the level of the sea was more than one hundred metres lower than it is today and although there was never a complete landbridge the passage from Asia was accomplished. Just how these first Australians arrived is only one of the mysteries explored in this immensely readable book.
Using the very latest archaeological evidence from stones and bones and also Aboriginal myths and legends which have been handed down from generation to generation, Archaeology of the Dreamtime examines the ways in which the Aborigines adapted to and modified their environment, form the rainforests of the north to the snow-capped highlands of Tasmania, how their art and culture developed and was passed on, and how they coped with such massive changes as the rising of the seas at the end of the last ice age.”