The Life of the Longhouse: An Archaeology of Ethnicity

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For two centuries, travellers were amazed at the massive buildings found along the rivers that flow from the mountainous interior of Borneo. They concentrated hundreds of people under one roof, in the middle of empty rainforests. There was no practical necessity for this arrangement, and it remains a mystery. In this book Peter Metcalf provides an answer by showing the historical context, using both oral histories and colonial records. The key factor was a pre-modern trading system that funneled rare and exotic jungle ...

The Life of the Longhouse: An Archaeology of Ethnicity 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107407565

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The Life of the Longhouse: An Archaeology of Ethnicity 2010, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521110983

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