Was Valley Anthropological Archives

The Was Valley Anthropological Archives present historical and contemporary ethnographic and other materials relating to the Wola speaking people inhabiting the Was Valley in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

The numerical data and collection of references cover various aspects of life in the valley, focusing on human-environment relations.


The electronic archives are offering material to researchers, students and interested persons in the Papua New Guinea studies.

  • Prof. Paul Sillitoe
    Department of Anthropology, Durham University, United Kingdom

  • Dr Abram Pointet
    MicroGIS Foundation for Spatial Analysis, Switzerland