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"Memoirs of The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History"

Item Number
377
Estimated Value
$316 USD
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Item Description

"Memoirs of The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History, Vol. I-No. 4, Ancient Hawaiian Stone Implements"

By William T. Brigham, A.M.

Bishop Museum Press. Copyright 1902.

Excerpt from book: "In the Pacific Region it is not necessary to discuss the tools of primitive man: the first known inhabitants of the Pacific islands were many thousand years removed from primitive man, and the delicate questions of tertiary or early quaternary remains may be wholly eliminated. We need not, even for convenience, divide the remains of tools used here into stone, bronze or iron periods. There were no such divisions. Neither iron, copper, nor tin was accessible to the islanders, and from the time they landed on the bits of land scattered through this ocean, whether it be five or twenty centuries ago, they used wood, stone, bone or shell for the purposes where modern civilized man uses the metals or pottery, and this use was universal until little more than a century ago when iron and foreign tools were introduced here and there among the islands. Even on the Hawaiian islands metal tools were far from common in the middle of the last century."

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