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Investigating the raw materials used for Lapita and post-Lapita pottery manufacturing: a chemical characterisation of ceramic collections from Vanuatu

Leclerc, Mathieu


The Lapita pottery displaying dentate stamped decorations is at the core of our actual understanding of the human colonisation of Oceania about 3000 years ago. One of the ways to extract information about these past societies is by characterising the ceramic collections and examining the chemical compositions of the various vessels. This project examines the compositional similarities and dissimilarities of early pottery assemblages in Vanuatu. Connecting the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d637f1ba1


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