Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Stone implements in eastern New Guinea

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Title: Stone implements in eastern New Guinea

Published in: Essays presented to C. G. Seligman

Published By: Essays presented to C. G. Seligman London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1934. 189-196 p., 2 plates: ill.

By line: [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Mining and quarrying (316); Lithic industries (324); General tools (412);

Abstract: This brief essay is concerned with stone ax and adze blades made and used in the Massim Archipelago and particularly in the Trobriand Islands. Subjects included are quarrying and importation into the Trobriands of the raw materials, shaping and polishing of the implements, technical utilization of these tools, the blades as tokens of value, and their role in the political and social life of the Trobrianders.

Document Number: 10

Document ID: ol06-010

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1914-1920

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders


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