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Fratricide and inequality: things fall apart in eastern New Guinea

Burton, John

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This paper contrasts models of increasing social integration in the central valleys of the New Guinea highlands advanced by Watson, Modjeska and Golson with that of a society constructed entirely differently at the eastern end of the central mountain chain, that of the Upper Watut of Morobe Province. Watut settlements were traditionally locked into a cycle of fission, foundation and accretion caused by the inability of lineage mates to live together without conflict. At a point in the recent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/52633
Source: Archaeology in Oceania

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