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Contemporary traditional asmat_culture_part_1

  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, Part 1 "Who are the Asmat?" By: Analine Hernandez January 24, 2012-Period: 5 Culture and geography
  2. 2.   <ul><li>The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gatherer culture in West Papua, Indonesia. </li></ul>
  3. 3.   <ul><li>West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. </li></ul>
  4. 4.   <ul><li>The traditional Asmat are one of the hunter gatherer cultures in the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5.   <ul><li>One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose. </li></ul>
  6. 6.   <ul><li>Another tradition of the Asmat is painting their faces and body for both ceremony and war. </li></ul>
  7. 7.   <ul><li>Traditional Asmat culture is truly cool because they have people carved out of wood. </li></ul>
  8. 8.   <ul><li>Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat. </li></ul>
  9. 9.   <ul><li>Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat. </li></ul>

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