Steinbeile im zentralen Bergland vom Irian Jaya

Author(s): Ralf Laschimke

Year: 2013


The central highlands of Irian Jaya are one of the last regions on earth, where stone adzes were part of people's everyday lives. The author learns a lot about stone adzes from the locals during his travels to the villages of Kimyal from 1989 to 1996, and considers his insights to be potentially interesting to experimental archaeologists. The author describes the construction of the adzes and searches for the source of the raw material for blades within the Kimyal area.

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Steinbeile im zentralen Bergland vom Irian Jaya. Ralf Laschimke. Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa Bilanz 2013. 12: 192-200. 2013 ( tDAR id: 424913)

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Adze Production

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Newest Era

Spatial Coverage

min long: 140.859; min lat: -11.642 ; max long: 155.915; max lat: -1.961 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 14034


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.