By Dannie Gonzalez
1/31/12
Period 6
Culture and Geography
Source:Mr. Ruben Meza,
2012
Contemporary Traditional Asmat
Cultu...
The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gather culture in
West Papua Indonesia
West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just
north of Australia in the 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 the paintings the
faces and body for both cerermony and war
Traditional Asmat culture is truly amazing
Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and 
assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat
Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last 
traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern 
world is taking...
Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last
traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern
world is taking o...
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The Asmat: background

  1. 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. 2. The Asmat are an indigenous hunter gather culture in West Papua Indonesia
  3. 3. West Papua is about 1/2 of a very large island just north of Australia in the 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 the paintings the faces and body for both cerermony and war
  7. 7. Traditional Asmat culture is truly amazing
  8. 8. Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and  assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat
  9. 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. 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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