Sunday, 29 June 2014

Anthropology - Sunday Stamps

I had used my archaeology stamps before so I looked for those with an anthropological theme this week. It was not as easy as I thought it would be.

However I found something from Australia and Zambia that fit the bill.

Australia - Aboriginal Grave Posts (1971)
These are set up at a grave in memory and honour of the Dead, Bathurst and Melville Islands, Northern Territory.

The first definitive issue in Zambia on 24 October 1964 had a series of stamps depicting ancient and modern facets of Zambian life including this masked dancer.

Zambia - Chinyau Dancer
I'm disappointed that I missed the Great Britain stamp showing  Mary Leakey but I can show you another female anthropologist instead.

USA - Margaret Mead, anthropologist
This stamp was part of the Celebrate the Century Series - 1920s.

To see other archaeology and anthropology selections check out the links at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-177.


Lisa B said...

the Aboriginal grave posts make for a very interesting stamp.

Joy said...

I've never seen, or indeed knew about, the grave posts, beautiful objects to mark the dead.

Jo said...

Prettier than our stone markers aren't they? I liked the masked dancer too.

Hawwa Ma said...

As usual, an interesting selection.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Interesting stamps, Bob.

Interesting islands, too!

viridian said...

I am with Joy - I did not know about these grave posts. And thank you for bringing Margaret Mead back to mind.

Heleen said...

Very interesting stamps.
I didn't know Margaret Mead so far. Thank you for sharing / letting us learn!

Ana said...

all these are such lovely stamps! love your choice for today...esp. the first one...never ever I would have related it to a grave or anything similar!

May said...

Remarkable stamps...very rich in country's cultural heritage...