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Centuries ago in western Micronesia, Yapese islanders began traveling to the Palauan archipelago to carve their famous stone money from limestone, which they then transported back to use in a variety of social transactions. While commonly referred to as ‘money’, these disks were not currency in the strict sense, though their value is not dissimilar to other traditional and modern objects where worth is arbitrary based on both real and perceived attributes (e.g., size, shape, quality, pedigree,...
Tokens of Oppression: Coinage at a Nineteenth-Century Galapagos Sugar Plantation (2017)
In the 1870s Manuel J. Cobos founded the El Progreso plantation agricultural operation on the Island of San Cristóbal in the Galapagos. It is known that he used "scrip," or company-issued cash, to force workers to only spend their wages at the company store. Archaeological recovery of hard rubber tokens from several plantation contexts brings up many questions of economics and labour relations surrounding this remote location which was also tied to the global economy through steam power,...
VI. the Lovelock Coins: Analysis of Coins from the Lovelock "Chinatown" Site (26Pe356). in Archaeological and Historical Studies at Ninth and Amherst, Lovelock, Nevada, Edited By Eugene M. Hattori, M.K. Rusco, and D.R. Tuohy (1979)
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