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Economic change among the Siane tribes of New Guinea

Salisbury-Rowswell, Richard Frank


In 1933, when the New Guinea Highlands were first explored, the Siane people used only stone tools. During the succeeding 20 years steel tools have completely replaced stone ones. Until 1945 Europeans did not affect Siane life directly, although the stimulus for economic change came from the introduction of steel tools and European goods. For 12 years the direction and manner of economic change was determined by native society, its exchange relationships and values. Since 1945 the Siane...[Show more]

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Date published: 1957
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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