Aspects of South African Literature dAdditional four months of field work with Anutans in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara in 1983 Richard Feinberg here provides a thorough study of Anutan seafaring and navigation Inoing so he gives rare insights into the larger picture of how Polynesians have adapted to the sea This richly illustrated book explores the theory and techniue used by Anutans in construction use and handling of their craft; the navigational still employed in interisland voyaging; and their culturally patterned attitudes toward the ocean and travel on the high seas the iscussion is set within the context of social relations values and the ANUTANS' OWN SYMBOLIC DEFINITIONS OF THE WORLD IN WHICH own symbolic efinitions of
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Without seafaring canoes eep sea sailing skills and the ability to navigate by naked eye observations of the stars and sea and bird life there would have been no Polynesian people as we know them today These islanders are as much a creation of their voyaging technology as people as we know them today These islanders are as much a creation of their voyaging technology as were creators of it Had they and their ancestors not eveloped this technology and associated sailing and navigational skills the ancestral Polynesians could never have ventured out into the middle of the pacific to find and settle so many islands and thereby evelop into a
Sizable And Culturally Distinct PeopleThere Are Aand culturally istinct peopleThere are a out of the way Polynesian islands where some facets of the old maritime tradition apparently survive to. Day One such island is anuta a tiny volcanic island which though Anuta
A Tiny Volcanic Islandtiny volcanic island though within the Solomon Islands of Melanesia is populated by Polynesians Because of the small size of the island its remoteness and its lack of commercially viable resources Anutans there still live close to the traditional pattern of their ancestors They make and sail their canoes in or less the same way that their ancestors id and the sea so pervades their lives that much can be learned of the way Polynesians have adapted to their oceanic environment by looking at how Anutans interact with the sea from the Foreword by
Ben Finney Professor of Anthropology University of Hawaii After fourteen months of fieldFinney Professor of Anthropology University of Hawaii After fourteen months of field in 1972 73 and an.