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Expedient technologies? obsidian artefacts in island Melanesia

Hanslip, Michael D.


The first section provides the necessary framework for the research undertaken. Questions which guided the study of the obsidian tools are presented. Background theory for Melanesian prehistory, exchange studies · and lithic research are presented. This section ends with a description of all the archaeological sites used during the study. Nineteen primary sites located on five islands provide the bulk of the raw data. Six secondary sites and sixty tertiary sites provide the remaining...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76390caa043


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