Stone Clubs of New Guinea
|Keywords||stone club, stone manufacturing, New Guinea, warfare, head-hunting|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
The topic of this study is a description and analysis of stone clubs made in New Guinea during pre-colonial era and following first decades of colonialism. The study describes a typology of stone clubs and talks about the areas of their origin. Paper reveals eight types of clubs, differentiating these further according to (five) areas in New Guinea where these were fabricated. The cultural context of club usage is also provided.