Stone Money Rewrite—vicarij0

Stone money is a large circular stone disk that was cut out of limestone. The stones they used were from Palau and were transported to the island of Yap. The Yap use these great stones as a sign of currency. Some stones were to large to move, so if an item or items were purchased with one of the stones then the owner of the new stones would have the stone sit on the previous owners yard.The largest stone ever recorded was 12 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet thick and weighed 8,800 pounds! Everyone on the island new though that that stone now belonged to the new owner even though it still sat on the original owners lawn. If someone dies while the stone is being transported or a famous sailer brought the stone in, the stones value will increase. The earliest limestone that has thought to have been mined dates back to 500 CE, however widespread mining began between 1000 – 1400 CE. The Yapese discovered the rock on Palau abut 500- 600 years ago. Limestone was nonexistent in Yap so to them limestone was our gold. They have found flat stones that date up to 2000 years old, so one could only guess this has been tradistion for a long time.

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1 Response to Stone Money Rewrite—vicarij0

  1. davidbdale says:

    To be honest, vicarij0, this feels like a joke. We are not engaged here in a race to see who can do the least most quickly. Study the assignment and show respect for the readings and videos on which the unit is based. Your classmates worked for weeks to perfect their final versions of this assignment; for many it was their first experience in being compelled to do serious revision cycles. Compare your effort to, for example, CrossanLogan’s, and you’ll see why it’s hard to achieve worthwhile results in a quick first pass. Your entry above refers to fei repeatedly, but in no other way does it resemble an adequate response to the assignment. Sorry if that’s blunt; I just don’t want you to misunderstand the nature of the special favor you’ve been granted.


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