By Rex, reblogged from the Savage minds: notes and queries in anthropology blog
I’ve blurbed about the long-handled Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS to its friends) and their extremely prolific Aboriginal Studies Press in the past. One thing well worth checking out on their site is a cool interactive map of aboriginal ethnic groups.
Most of my research is about how problematic maps which divide aboriginal identities and territorial claims into externally-bounded, internally homogenous “billiard ball” type units a la Eric Wolf can be. But I’m not an aboriginal expert, so what do I know about Australia? Plus also the map is really cool.