Abelam land and sustenance : swidden horticulture in an area of high population density, Maprik, New Guinea
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The aim of this thesis is threefold: to make a regional study of the area occupied by the Abelam people; to enquire into the reaction to stresses derived from land shortage and external influences among a population of swidden cultivators; to seek to bring some measurement and exactitude into the study of production and consumption of food in a primitive society. The first and larger part of the thesis is a discussion and analysis of the various systems involved in the production and...[Show more]
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