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Violence and ritual

This Kaxinawa (formerly Cashinahua) dagger or kapa nupa, literally “squirrel knife”, was collected in 1966 by Kenneth Kensinger. The following is an excerpt from a book co-authored by Kensinger entitled The Cashinahua of Eastern Peru. When attending fertility rituals in … Continue reading

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The Denise O’Brien Collection

Dr. Denise O’Brien, former longtime Temple Anthropology faculty member, began her research among the Dani people of the Konda Valley in the Western New Guinea Highlands in the 1960s while a graduate student at Yale University.  She came to Temple … Continue reading

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