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Recent neolithic trade in New Guinea : the ecological basis of traffic in goods among stone-age subsistence farmers

Hughes, Ian Morris


The project was first conceived as a study in the geography of primitive trade, using ecology as a conceptual and methodological framework. Other studies of trade in technologically simple societies, of which the most relevant is Harding's monograph on a New Guinea coastal trading system, explained trade as the result of environmentally caused specialization and cultural diversity (e.g. Harding, 1967, 241). This view was taken as a basic assumption in formulating the present...[Show more]

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Date published: 1971
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7787f36c4f7


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