Onslow College Library
Commodity Money Return to Library Home Page
What is money? The British Museum's World of Money Website
WorldHistory.com article about commodity money
Howstuffworks "How Currency Works"
Nova - the history of money A timeline of development of money.
What is Money? - article from SocialStudiesHelp
What is the purpose of money?
The Money Museum - good pictures of different kinds of commodity money
Commodity Money in Africa
The Artistry of African Currency
Manillas - arm and ankle rings used as currency in West Africa - pictures
The Unusual Katanga Cross
Material Rhetoric: Wampum Records - What is wampum?
Woven Wampum Beadwork
Salt made the world go round
Salt.org's more information - scroll down
History of salt from the Salt Institute
Trading gold for salt
Salt in world history: economics from Cargill Salt, San Francisco
42 Explore's Salt Pages - heaps of links
"Salt: trade across time and cultures" by Susan
Marlow can be found at 960 MAR. It's all about the salt trade in Africa.
"Life in Ancient Africa" by Hazel Richardson at 960 RIC has pages about the salt and gold trade in Africa.
Tea money of China
Picture of a Tea Brick
History of Chinese Tea
Cowrie Shells and Shell Money
Cowrie shells: the currency of Africa
Cowrie shells from China
Encyclopedia.com article about cowrie
Shell money of the Pacific Islands
Note on shell money: Solomon Islands and New Britain
Tolai Tabu - traditional shell money
Love to Know: 1911 Encyclopedia: shell money