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2 photographs, 'The Iliura people are fond of seed cakes. On the huge grass plains ants collect the grass seeds and pile them at the entrances to their holes. Women collect this, winnow it and then 'thresh' it by treading in a hole in the hard ground.'
Enlarged, Australian Aboriginal woman seeking seed piles
Closeup, Australian Aboriginal woman working the seeds between two containers.