“Giving it back”

The philosophy of our virtual shed is to make anthropological information available in a clear, easy-to-read style and to give the reader awareness that anthropology is the study of us all. It can really make a difference when we develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and traditions. Our shed, like other anthropologists’ sheds, is … Continued

Acacia gum experiment

As the natural production of Acacia gum can be highly variable depending on climatic conditions and insect predation, we never doubted that indigenous people in southwestern Australia would have artificially wounded gum-producing Acacia to ensure a dependable supply during the gum (“galyang”) season in late spring/ early summer as this was an important food, food additive … Continued