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Superfood for thought: celebrating and preserving Aboriginal Intangible Heritage

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posted on 15.01.2021, 05:39 by Alice Mora, Darren Griffin, Daniel Clarke, Ben Muir, Maurizio Campanelli
This paper explores how stratigraphic reconstruction of the archaeological record, experimental archaeology and community engagement came together to successfully revitalise the traditional way of cooking one of the most symbolic and nutritionally important Aboriginal tubers. It is highlighted the significance of cooperatively practising earth-oven cooking and experiencing the familial taste of Murnong in reconnecting people to Country. Moreover, it is described how the re-empowered feeling of identity fostered the creation of an annual festival event celebrating traditional earth-oven cooking and the continuity of its knowledge.

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  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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07/12/2020

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Australian Archaeological Association Conference 2020: Voices from Isolation

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Australian Archaeological Association

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Australian Archaeological Association Conference 2020

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Online Conference

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07/12/2020

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10/12/2020

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