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Culture of stone : sacred and profane uses of stone among the Dani

Author: O W Hampton
Publisher: College Station, Tex : Texas A & M University Press, ©1999.
Series: Texas A & M University anthropology series, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When O.W. "Bud" Hampton made his first visit to the peoples in remote parts of the highlands of Irian Jaya in 1982 and 1983, he found that their ancient stone-based technologies and culture remained virtually intact. During repeated and extended visits over twelve years, Hampton had unparalleled and irreproducible opportunity to observe the development, use, and cultural meaning of stone tool assemblages." "In this  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hampton, O.W., 1928-
Culture of stone.
College Station, Tex : Texas A & M University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98049894
(OCoLC)40347401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: O W Hampton
OCLC Number: 658055304
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 331 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Texas A & M University anthropology series, no. 2.
Responsibility: O.W. "Bud" Hampton.

Abstract:

"When O.W. "Bud" Hampton made his first visit to the peoples in remote parts of the highlands of Irian Jaya in 1982 and 1983, he found that their ancient stone-based technologies and culture remained virtually intact. During repeated and extended visits over twelve years, Hampton had unparalleled and irreproducible opportunity to observe the development, use, and cultural meaning of stone tool assemblages." "In this extensively illustrated, unique study, Hampton describes the complete cultural inventory and traditional uses of both secular and sacred stones, ranging from utilitarian stone tools and profane symbolic stones through ancestor spirit stones, power stones with multiple functions, and medicinal power stone tools. Hampton portrays the complete cycle of quarrying, manufacture, trade, and uses of the stones." "Archaeologists, anthropologists, and other scholars, as well as inquisitive general readers, will find Culture of Stone a valuable contribution not only to the ethnography of the New Guinea highlands but to archaeology and anthropology in general."--Jacket

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