Superfood for thought: celebrating and preserving Aboriginal Intangible Heritage
conference contributionposted on 15.01.2021, 05:39 by Alice MoraAlice 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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