University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Kay Ross

Shell Ornaments of Malaita

Currency and Ritual Valuables in the Central Solonnons

By: Kay Ross

Malaita is an island in the Solomon chain which lies southeast of New Guinea. Inhabited by about 60,000 Melanesians, it is one of the least acculturated islands in the Pacific. Forbidding and beautiful, it is a continental island on the eastern side of the chain, lying 9° south of the equator. Tropical and mountainous, about […]