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miit

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea

Published by British Academy

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264003
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734151 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0002

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

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Fakam lies a day's walk from the more permanently used houses in Bolivip, and this occasional house was temporarily occupied through various comings and goings for many weeks whilst mature taro gardens were harvested and new gardens were cleared and planted. Bolivip divides the forest in several ways: by elevation between hot and cold places where most crops and pandanus are tended, and the high cloud forest; and by usage between primary forest, gardens, old garden sites, spirit sites, and house clearings. An entirely new variety of taro is found having spontaneously emerged amongst broken ground in some unfamiliar part of the forest. Kinim miit relations are sometimes imaged as a tree.

Keywords: Bolivip; miit; Fakam; forest; Kinim miit; trees

Chapter.  11971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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