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Peter ???, a Waghena representative on the Arnavons Management Committee, shows me old shell money he dug up in his garden plot. He says the money, from Roviana to the south, discredits the Katupika community's claim on ancestral ownership of Waghena land. While the money may have been manufactured in Roviana, anthropologists claim this type of money was widely distributed beyond Roviana dwelling sites. From a shell money 'taxonomy': ?[Second] in value were poata? Made from the upper, whiter sections of fossilized Tridacna gigas and T. squamosa [giant clam] shells, these shell rings circulated throughout the western Solomon Islands as a general-purpose currency. They were used in barter for material goods and for the purchase of magic and other ritual knowledge, including that associated with shrines, often from distant sources. To a lesser extent they were used in ceremonial exchanges including compensation for minor infractions, paid for temporary access to a neighboring group's fishing grounds for community fish or turtle drives, offered to the ancestors, and broken near shrines to mark the transfer of land rights or a movement of people.? (From: The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Exchange in Precolonial and Colonial Roviana: Gifts, Commodities, and Inalienable Possessions, by Shankar Aswani and Peter Sheppard, Current Anthropology, Volume 44, Supplement, December 2003)