Introduction Onrust Island is one of the islands located in Jakarta Bay, along with Cipir Island, Kelor Island, and Bidadari Island, all four are parts of Onrust Island Archaeological Park. Onrust Island measured of a 120000 m², although the size is relatively small, Onrust Island is rich in archaeological remains. The archaeological remains are varied, ranging from 17th to 20th century. Those are the evidence of the long history of Onrust Island. The early notes on Onrust Island appeared in 1610 when the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) requested approval from Prince of Jayakarta to utilize Onrust Island for shipbuilding purposes. Subsequently, in 1615 a shipyard was build in Onrust Island for maintaining VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) ships (Heuken 2016). The year of 1619 was the beginning of Onrust Island’s bustle when the VOC (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) succeed to took control of Jayakarta (Batavia) and diverted …show more content…
One of the most important is the determination of significance or importance. Research on its significance will help to formulate policy and guidelines to manage the island, to optimizing its potential while maintaining the preservation of Onrust Island’s physical and value. The Heritage Protection Act also expecting heritage to beneficial to public/community in terms of economic and ideology. Methods The aim of this research is to determine the significance of Onrust island. The research is following the cultural significance/value assessments process created by Mason (2008). The research flow consists of three steps; identification; elaboration; and statement of significance. In this paper, as it is a preliminary study, the discussion is limited to the first step of the assessment process. The identification conducted in the site through field survey, a study of archives and records, and stakeholders
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It is initially hard to distinguish which of these tangible or intangible factors are more important. Based on the cultural dimensions and values identified further in the report, it is clear that each has its own importance and merit. Understanding the cultural norms and expectations at play in the case study are critical to resolving the conflict at hand. Whilst Kelly believed she had adequate prior knowledge of the Japanese culture, it is clear that she is not as well versed as she thinks.
Throughout history, many different cultures illustrate their history and their beliefs through various artistic objects that they create. These artifacts allow historians to better gage their lifestyle, their beliefs, and how their society operated. One example of this is the “Drum Beater” sculpting created by Karoo Ashevak that is especially famous for its illustrations of the shamans and the spirits. In this research paper, Karoo Ashevak’s “drum beater” will be dissected and analysed; from the Inuit culture itself, to the physical features of the sculpting, as well as the significance and symbolism of the sculpting as it relates to the Inuit culture.
A culture is very important to its people. A culture is very unique in very many ways. Its uniqueness brings about unique artifacts as well. These principles hold true for the culture of ChipaWyatt from Maryland, who have their own unique culture and artifact.
In understanding the importance of cultural continuance is it necessary to understand its connection and direct relationship to Canada’s long history of colonialization. Although western art places Indigenous history within in a complete pre-contact lens, Indigenous art and histories are connected and shaped by both pre-contact and post-contact worldviews which have influence and shaped various works and understandings. Yet, one significant separation between settler and Aboriginal world views that is important to notes in the role of cultural continuation is the difference to the linear event based view of history that western society is predicated on. As opposed to many Indigenous nations view of history as always within motion, not static
A symbolic object is a powerful tool that helps communicate meaning. Symbolic objects are created and reused by us humans to help give value to our world. Creating culture and a sense of meaning for humans, a symbolic object is nothing without culture. In other words, culture is a sense of values created through history. This is important because symbolic objects can be used to explain untouched issues settlers of this land created with Indigenous people. Indigenous people are people whom originated from a land, such as Native Americans, that settlers from another country devalue. In the film “Smoke Signals” by Chris Eyre, he expresses how difficult it is being an Indigenous person in the 21st century. In this paper, I will explain how a
To better illustrate this idea one must appoint a metric for the formation of an unbiased review in relation to cultural characteristic and commonalities. The most efficient metric to endow cultural characteristics of a nation or region would be through a binary system. One may partition cultural characteristics into cognitive and normative facilities. An individual can best define cognitive values as values pertaining to symbols as well as beliefs. In contrast, one may reasonably define normative values as those which associate with values, religion, norms, sanctioned and artifacts. To initiate the undertaking of the cognitive institution one must delve deeper into the aspects of symbols and language. In the example of Haiti and generically Hispaniola, historical affairs and actions are used to interpolate meaning into symbols. Symbols are easiest to define as “Anything that communicates meaning, including language, art, and music.” (gb) An example of a symbol would be the national anthems of the nations of Hispaniola; Haiti (La Dessalinienne), The Dominican Republic (Quisqueyanos Valientes) and Puerto Rico (La Borinqueña). Likewise, language falls under the categorization of cognitive values as it too is non-tangible, and used to impart tradition to future generations. Specifically, the role of beliefs in the cognitive system is to allow
To start off, a Natural History Museum is usually a place where the public can visit to obtain knowledge on the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Much about people’s culture and customs is found in a Natural History museum, especially people that have made a difference or played a role in history that we learn today. Therefore, the Indigenous peoples are represented in these precise museums. The indigenous people have various amount of customs that are even used today, however, the fact that many of their descriptions are led by the word “histor” or “ancient” almost makes the guests at museums believe that these indigenous people are no longer alive, and that is incorrect. The key objective for a Natural History museum is to simply help connect the understanding of human beings, connections based on culture, communities, to the earth and to each other. Precisely, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles does not fully represent in depth the qualities that made the indigenous people so innovative, intelligent, and powerful; Therefore, the importance of the indigenous people is almost overshadowed by everything else that is presented at the museum. Overall, the indigenous people are represented here because of their
This report from the Ohio Historical Society proposes a Historic Site Management Plan for Newark Earthworks State Memorial. It provides details on how to use this plan, its methodology, the publics and advisory panel input and its priorities. Further, this document included a detailed chronological account of prehistory occupancy and important date, as well as, historical ownership and occupancy of the Newark sites. Discussion of their management framework included management strategies, access to the sites, cultural preservation, treatment plan and also, an informational brochure and visitor’s facilities. The appendix of this report include among other things, a brief history of Newark earthwork, deeds and leases, and also recommendations from the advisory panel. I find this significant because it contains valuable historical records of occupation and ownership post the 17th-century, and absence of any records of prior occupation and ownership of the earlier Hopewell culture, that is thought to have built most of these earthworks. Although this source doesn’t answer the question who built these earthwork and why was it built, it gives account of a solid comprehensive timeline from post European contact to modern century that I find relevant to the Newark Great Oval
These are called barrier islands. Most are long and thin, oriented parallel to the shoreline. These islands have many things in common but also have many different characteristics. They all consist of a sandy beach facing the ocean or Gulf with several other habitat zones including dunes, swales, maritime forests, marshes and tidal flats. The specific natural environments vary from island to island. The bays, estuaries and lagoons found behind the islands are typically rich in marine life. The islands serve to protect these ecologically valuable places. These small land masses also protect human communities on the mainland from the destructive energy of tropical storms and hurricanes. Despite their protective function, barrier islands are very dynamic and always on the move. Their formation depends upon the movement of sand by waves, tides and currents, and these forces continue to act on all barrier islands. Many barrier islands are popular vacation sites. Resort towns have been developed on many of these islands. However, attempts to prevent erosional forces from threatening human-built structures are usually
However instead of employing historical contexts to create the tension, Ondaatje makes subtle but explicit comments on historical oblivion to individuals and their stories. History is implicitly considered as a master narrative that allows no space to articulate local narratives and to account for the richness, variety and complexity of human experience. To counterbalance the
My name is Oliver Kirby and I am a historian. For many years now I have been deeply invested in the study of South American and Polynesian history. The magazine ‘The Good Weekend’ approached me with an opportunity to write an article discussing the rise and expansion of Easter Island and then its decline. I will also be discussing if what happened to Easter Island is a microcosm of what might happen to the rest of the world.
The nation of Indonesia has barely had independence for less than a hundred years. Before the Japanese captured the country; Indonesia was in the control of the Dutch for 350 years. Indonesia did not receive its independence till December 1949. Why did the Dutch decide to settle land in what was commonly known as the Dutch East Indies and how were the lives of the natives affected?