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Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture and Its Social and Ritual Contexts

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In this ethnographic study of traditional sculpture from Santa Cruz Island, near the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific the late anthropologist William H. Davenport presents a distinctive genre of figure sculpture produced for and used in traditional religious rituals and ceremonies. The body of the book discusses the history of Santa Cruz Island society since the first Europeans came to the area in 1595, the cultural meanings of its most conspicuous features, and descriptions of the...


Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture and Its Social and Ritual Contexts (2005)

Citation DOCUMENT William H. Davenport.

In this ethnographic study of traditional sculpture from Santa Cruz Island, near the Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific the late anthropologist William H. Davenport presents a distinctive genre of figure sculpture produced for and used in traditional religious rituals and ceremonies. The body of the book discusses the history of Santa Cruz Island society since the first Europeans came to the area in 1595, the cultural meanings of its most conspicuous features, and descriptions of the...


Village Life on the Santa Cruz Islands (2005)

DOCUMENT William H. Davenport.

70 photographs of village life on the Santa Cruz Islands from CD that accompanies Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture and its Social and Ritual Contexts.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America