Contemporary traditional asmat_culture_part_1

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Contemporary traditional asmat_culture_part_1

  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, part 1 "Who are the Asmat?" By Zhi Huang, 1-31-12 Period 6, Culture and Geography Source: Mr. Ruben Meza, 2012
  2. 2. The Asmat are an 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 culture 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 awesome.
  8. 8. Sadly though, deforestation, colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat
  9. 9. Irreversibly, this is the ending of one earths lasttraditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is talking over the Asmat.

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