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Hampton Archive
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Description
Artifacts and documentation of Dr. O. W. Hampton in the central highlands of West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) over an 18-year period (1982-1999). The majority of the materials come from the Dani people living in the Baliem Valley of the highlands. The archive includes artifacts from daily and ritual lives, such as stone tools, fiber and feather jewelry, spider-web cloths, and looped fiber bags. There are also, color slides, sound recordings on cassette tape made in the field, and research notes.
Background
The late Dr. Hampton was an Adjunct Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado Museum, Boulder. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University. He also held a master's degree in geology and a master's degree in business from the University of Colorado. As an ethnographer, he studied the material culture of the Dani people of West Papua (formerly named Irian Jaya) during the period from 1982 to 1999. This was a critical period for anthropological study in this region, since the area became safe for travel, while outside influences still remained relatively modest. Dr. Hampton was principally interested in stone tools, but he collected other types of artifacts, photographed, and documented all aspects of Dani's material culture as well as those of nearby cultures. He was the author of "Culture of Stone, Sacred and Profane Uses of Stone Among the Dani."
Extent
approximately 1000 artifacts, more than 20,000 color slides, 200 cassettes, 10 boxes of notes and publications
Restrictions
@Tracing Patterns Foundation
Availability
Please contact us for access information. http://hamptonarchive.tracingpatterns.org/index.html