essay

Stone implements in eastern New Guinea

Essays presented to C. G. SeligmanLondon • Published In 1934 • Pages: 189-196 , 2 plates

By: Malinowski, Bronislaw.

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.
Subjects
Mining and quarrying
Lithic industries
General tools
culture
Trobriands
HRAF PubDate
1995
Region
Oceania
Sub Region
Melanesia
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Eugene Lerner
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Papua New Guinea
Notes
[by] Bronislaw Malinowski
LCSH
Trobriand Islanders