The Asmat
Background
The Asmat are indigenous hunter gatherer culture in
west Papua Indonesia.
West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just
north of Australia in the south pacific ocean.
The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter
gatherer cultures in the world.
One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the
septum of the nose.
Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces
and body for both ceremony and war.
Traditional Asmat culture is truly about living together
with family
Sadly though, deforestation, colonization,and
assimilation is deeply affecting the Asmat
Irreversibility, this is the ending of one of earths last
traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern
world is taking...
Irreversibility, this is the ending of one of earths last
traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern
world is taking...
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  1. 1. The Asmat Background
  2. 2. The Asmat are indigenous hunter gatherer culture in west Papua Indonesia.
  3. 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the south pacific ocean.
  4. 4. The traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer cultures in the world.
  5. 5. One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum of the nose.
  6. 6. Another tradition of the Asmat is painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war.
  7. 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly about living together with family
  8. 8. Sadly though, deforestation, colonization,and assimilation is deeply affecting the Asmat
  9. 9. Irreversibility, this is the ending of one of earths last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat
  10. 10. Irreversibility, this is the ending of one of earths last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat

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