Fredericksen, Clayton Frederick Keith
This thesis considers the association between western Melanesian ethnographic
economic specialisation and prehistoric systems of production and distribution.
Contrasting theories for the development of historical specialisation are reviewed and
the criticism made that these are chronologically limited to the late Holocene. The
statement is made that to fully appreciate temporal change we must expand our view
to encompass the preceramic period.
Obsidian is one of the few archaeologically...[Show more]
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