All posts filed under: Oceania

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Pain and expression: Solomon Island tattoo kit

I find tattoos immensely fascinating. From the earliest definitive example of tattoos (Ötzi the 5.000 year old Iceman), to Julius Cesar’s accounts of the painted Gauls, and Ahmad ibn Fadlan’s descriptions of the Scandinavian Rus and their intricately decorated bodies. All right, these last two […]

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Swimming Goggles – Solomon Islands

Fancy going spearfishing in the Solomon Islands? YES PLEASE! Let’s just admit it right away – one of the absolute coolest things about being an anthropologist, is that you get to go to beautiful places, where you’ll hang out and meet some nice people, and […]

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Tetepeku – Papua New Guinea

Tetepeku – one of the rare female ancestor figures from Papua New Guinea, of great importance to the Abelam people of Wosera. As a central part of male initiation rites, the novice is to crawl between the legs of Tetepeku, placed inside the ceremonial house, haus tambaran. […]

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