An anthropologist will discuss recent research suggesting Australian Aboriginal economy and society included varying degrees of social inequality – something not previously thought. Ian Keen, visiting fellow at Australian National University in Canberra will present “Variation in pre-colonel Australian Aboriginal economy and society: implications for the evolution of hierarchy” at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in room 331 of the Social Sciences & Business Building at University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Keen is the author of “Knowledge and Secrecy in an Aboriginal Religion” and “Aboriginal Economy and Society.” His current research includes the diversity and typology of Australian Aboriginal kinship systems and the language of property.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for International Studies at UMSL, the Department of Anthropology & Languages at UMSL, the Pierre Laclede Honors College at UMSL and UMSL.

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Kylie Shafferkoetter

Kylie Shafferkoetter