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  • 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture  Who are the Asmat ? by dewenyu   2-2-2012 Period 1 Culture and Geography
  • 2. The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gather culture in West Papua, Indonesia.
  • 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the South-Pacific Ocean.
  • 4. The traditional Asmat are on of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
  • 5. One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose.
  • 6. Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war.
  • 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly strange but exciting,in its own way. 
  • 8. Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and assimilation deeply affecting the Asmat.
  • 9. Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth"s last traditional hunter gather cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat.