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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Location Subject:
Explorators Camp/Tombe Village
Filename:
X010
Captions [about captions]
C1:
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C2:
Tombe preparing to make fire
C3:
Pigmy men at Tombe preparing to make fire. The standing figure has placed his foot on the stick which is to serve as the hearth and is looping under it the rattan fire thong. The seated figure is gathering materials preparatory to making a fire. In his right hand he holds the stick which will be used as the hearth.
C4:
N/A
C5:
N/A
Quote from Stirling Journal:
They make fire by means of a split stick, some tinder, dead leaves and a strip of rattan. (Sept 6)


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