A technological evaluation of the chipped stone assemblage from Nombe, Papua New Guinea
The chipped stone industries of highlands New Guinea are noted for producing extremely amorphous assemblages that completely lack a formal component. This has led to major analytical problems, and resulted in these assemblages being very much sidelined in the construction of a prehistory for the New Guinea highlands. The analysis of the Nombe chipped stone assemblage at a structural and organizational level rather than through examination of the form of the artefacts themselves provided...[Show more]
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