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- What are the "cultural regions" of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia?
- What are the cultural similarities and differences?
Ahupuaʻa, Fishponds, and Loʻie by
The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretched from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and loʻi kalo (taro) ensured an abundance of food.
The Shark Callers of Kontu by
In a remote corner of Papua New Guinea, there is an ancient tradition of sharkcalling, wherein a select few possess the magic to trap and kill sharks with their bare hands.