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The Asmat: background
The Asmat: background
The Asmat: background
The Asmat: background
The Asmat: background
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The Asmat: background
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The Asmat: background

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  • 1. By Dannie Gonzalez 1/31/12 Period 6 Culture and Geography Source:Mr. Ruben Meza, 2012 Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, part 1 'Who are Asmat?'
  • 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 pacific ocean
  • 4. The traditional Asmat are one 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 the paintings the faces and body for both cerermony and war
  • 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly amazing
  • 8. 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 
  • 10. 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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