Economic Anthropology Essay
Univerity of Trento n.151433
University of Latvia n.cd13004
Research on the Tasmanians, the destruction of their people and their culture and the opinion of the English scientist of the Tasmanians in the 19th century?
Since the 60s of the XVIII century, the Aboriginal Tasmanians caught the attention of the scientific community due to their primitive characters and became the subject of studies of physical anthropology and paleoanthropology.
The Aboriginal Tasmanians were indigenous people of Tasmania which is an island slightly larger in size than West Virginia located 200 miles off Australia’s southeast coast. Tasmanians probably went there crossing a land bridge that connected the …show more content…
More extensive contact between Aboriginal Tasmanians and Europeans resulted when British and American seal hunters began visiting the islands from the late 1790s. The sealers established semi-permanent camps or settlements on the islands, which were close enough for the sealers to reach the main island of Tasmania in small boats and so make contact with the Aboriginal Tasmanians and soon trading relationships developed between sealers and Tasmanian tribes, for example hunting dogs, tea, tobacco and flour became highly prized by the Aboriginal people. However, also a trade in Aboriginal women soon developed and soon sealers engaged in raids along the coasts to