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Ran-thok and Ling-chhom: indigenous grinding stones of Shertukpen tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, Indiause asterix (*) to get italics
Norbu Jamchu Thongdok, Gibji Nimasow & Oyi Dai NimasowPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p style="text-align: justify;">The Shertukpens are an Indigenous tribal group inhabiting the western and southern parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. They are accomplished carvers of carving wood and stone. The paper aims to document the rich cultural heritage of grinding stone implements, Ran-thok (grinding stone) and Ling-chhom (nutting stone) used by the Shertukpens for grinding and nutting of cereal grains, fruits, rhizomes, and other food products. The study employed an interview-based survey followed by focused group discussion and observations during June and July 2019. A simple chaine operatoire was applied to understand the entire process of manufacturing grinding stones. The results reveal that the grinding implements are examples of endangered material culture, the use of which may produce better quality flour from both nutritional and gustatory perspectives.</p> should fill this box only if you chose 'All or part of the results presented in this preprint are based on data'. URL must start with http:// or https:// should fill this box only if you chose 'Scripts were used to obtain or analyze the results'. URL must start with http:// or https:// should fill this box only if you chose 'Codes have been used in this study'. URL must start with http:// or https://
India; Arunachal Pradesh; Shertukpen tribe; Indigenous culture; Grinding stone
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2021-02-10 10:26:12
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