Dr. Jane Horan


About Dr. Jane Horan

Dr. Jane Horan received her PhD in social anthropology from the University of Auckland in 2012. In her thesis, she explored the interactions of value, values and valuables in the Cook Islands' ceremonial economy in New Zealand. She currently holds a research associates position in the Property Department of the University of Auckland Business School.



The Ambum Stone, c. 1500 B.C.E., greywacke, 
Ambum Valley, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea.
This intriguing artifact has a 3,500-year history. The latest chapter? A political debate over cultural heritage.

Ambum Stone