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.
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."
approximately 1000 artifacts, more than 20,000 color slides, 200 cassettes, 10 boxes of notes and publications
@Tracing Patterns Foundation
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