Archaeology has long sought to understand the past by studying the “things” left behind by people. There are times, however, when these “things, " although no longer used, still have a signifi cance that is beyond their utilitarian use. This chapter explores how stone tools, although no longer used by the Yanyuwa people of the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia, are still an important part of the landscape and demonstrates the connectedness of “things” to a place and space in the landscape. What is evident is that “things” such as stone tools have an important cosmological place in the landscape and important connections also to people and other living things.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Landscape Archaeology|
|Editors||Bruno David, Julian Thomas|
|Place of Publication||Walnut Creek CA USA|
|Publisher||Left Coast Press, Inc|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|