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  • 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture,Part1 "Who are the Asmat?" By:Celeste Garcia,1/24/12 period1,Culture and Geography  source:Mr.Ruben Meza,2012  
  • 2. The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gatherer culture in the West Papua, Indonesia
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  • 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island north of Astralia in the South pacific Ocean.
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  • 4. The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
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  • 5. One traditional Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose.
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    Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the face and body for both ceremony and war.
  • 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly traditional then other cultures.
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    Sadly though,deforestation, colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
  • 9. Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last traditional hunter gatherer cultures.The modern world is taking over the Asmat.
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