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An enduring shell artefact tradition from Timor-Leste: Oliva bead production from the pleistocene to late holocene at Jerimalai, Lene Hara, and Matja Kuru 1 and 2

Langley, Michelle; O'Connor, Susan

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In this paper, we describe 485 Oliva spp. shell beads recovered from four archaeological cave sites Jerimalai, Lene Hara, Matja Kuru 1, and Matja Kuru 2, located in Timor-Leste, Island Southeast Asia. While Pleistocene-aged examples of modified marine shells used for personal ornamentation are common in African and Eurasian assemblages, they are exceedingly rare in Southeast Asia, leading some researchers to suggest that these Modern Human societies were less complex than those found further...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153398
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161071
Access Rights: Open Access

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