Obsidian blade technology in the Admiralty Islands.
Variation in retouched obsidian blade (point) form on Lou island is examined for the last 2100 years. A sequence of change is proposed in which heavily modified points are replaced between approximately 1600 and 7àà years ago by simplified forms resembling those recorded ethnographically. The uggestion is made that this technological change reflects a reorientation of the overarching system of production and distribution.................
The Oceanic collections in the french public collections. an inventory (external link)
R. Boulay -
(Chargé de mission with the Direction des
Musées de France for the Oceanic collections)
After the heyday of the creation of the natural history museums in
the second half of the 19th century, interest in the freshly assembled
Oceanic collections declined until they were all but forgotten towards
the 1930s. The colonial exhibitions together with those organized by the
religious congregations would periodically revive this interest more or
less anecdotally with, for example, exhibitions of “savages”, often
accompanied by displays of objects, all of which spawned something of apopular craze.