An Angu Funeral in New Guinea

By: Alessandro Pezzati

Originally Published in 2012

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angu-funeral-new-guineaBorn in 1919, Ward Goodenough is a world-renowned linguist and anthropologist, who has studied the connection between language and culture in the Pacific islands for half a century. In 1951, when newly arrived at Penn, he traveled to New Guinea to seek out an area of study. The reconnaissance took him to the interior where he attended the funeral of an Angu man in a highland village. In the photograph above, the body is being moved out of the smoking hut to adorn the garden.

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Pezzati, Alessandro. "An Angu Funeral in New Guinea." Expedition Magazine 54, no. 3 (December, 2012): -. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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