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Dumtru”: The Expressing of Democracy in Bring Village Grime Valley - Papua - Indonesia

The existence of archaeological sites and remains contained therein can be concluded as a reflection and deposition of various human behaviors supporting their culture in the past. One aspect that is quite interesting to study in the scope of Papuan cultural customs is how aspects of democracy in society in the past were formed and then became traditions in the lives of the people who support their culture. The research aims to reveal the process of the formation of democracy so that it becomes a reference for today's Papuan people who are still implementing this system amidst socio-cultural developments and changes in community life. The method used is a qualitative approach with semiotic model data processing. The results of the research begin with a search for terms used for democracy among the Papuan people in the Grime Valley area, which are manifested in the form of archaeological remains in the form of a ring stone called Demutrui by the Demetin community, Dumtrui by the Sawoi community, Demoutru by the Nimboran community, and Dumtru by the community Bring and Klaisu refer to stone buildings that were used as places for traditional deliberations in implementing aspects of democracy in the past by the five main traditional institutions. Archaeological findings include the center of the earth (Yansu), a fire furnace (Nangglik Katuk), a human being turned into a stone (Dum Me), a Keystone (Dumklap), an Inauguration Stone (Ulapdum), and a stone arrangement for traditional deliberations (Dumtru) in Bring Village As part of the Grime Valley area, it is a very important cultural heritage in revealing the beginning of the formation of democracy, because behind these remains there are values of cultural progress such as traditional knowledge, art and community rituals.

Stone, Structure, Culture, Democracy, Society

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Novita Idje Djami, E., Yondri, L., Martha Kawer, S., Tolla, M., Fairyo, K., et al. (2023). “Dumtru”: The Expressing of Democracy in Bring Village Grime Valley - Papua - Indonesia. International Journal of Archaeology, 11(2), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ija.20231102.13

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Novita Idje Djami, E.; Yondri, L.; Martha Kawer, S.; Tolla, M.; Fairyo, K., et al. “Dumtru”: The Expressing of Democracy in Bring Village Grime Valley - Papua - Indonesia. Int. J. Archaeol. 2023, 11(2), 37-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20231102.13

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Novita Idje Djami E, Yondri L, Martha Kawer S, Tolla M, Fairyo K, et al. “Dumtru”: The Expressing of Democracy in Bring Village Grime Valley - Papua - Indonesia. Int J Archaeol. 2023;11(2):37-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20231102.13

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