Prehistoric Aboriginal Culture : Static Or Dynamic?

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Prehistoric Aboriginal Culture – Static or Dynamic?
The idea that Prehistoric Aboriginal culture is averse to change or is static is a belief shared by the minority. Although it can be said that Indigenous culture and our ancestral peoples share many similar or unchanged basic behaviour patterns, each society or culture can be distinguished from others by the certain configurative patterns or directives for why the Prehistoric peoples did or did not achieve things and how they were or were not achieved. This willingness to change and not be opposed to innovation and holding traditional values all the time, suggests that Prehistoric Aboriginal Culture was constantly changing. This essay discusses the concept that Prehistoric Aboriginal culture adopted a willingness to learn, change and grow through forms of art and culture, for both aesthetic and useful purposes. Secondly, the developing cultural intricacies will be deliberated, how hunter gatherer societies affected Prehistoric Aboriginal culture and how these complexities are the source of change for many Indigenous peoples through time.
While some individuals view Prehistoric cultures as indifferent and unchanging, a majority of research describes Prehistoric Aboriginal culture as a constantly changing concept of thinking with only a small amount of cultural evidence showing signs of being static. This seems to only be in general though. A.R. Radcliffe Brown was an anthropologist and famously described the Australian…
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