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The use of Lapita pottery: Results from the first analysis of lipid residues

Leclerc, Mathieu; Taché, Karine; Bedford, Stuart; Spriggs, Matthew; Lucquin, Alexandre; Craig, Oliver E.


Biomolecular and isotopic characterisation of absorbed organic residues have been performed on eight dentate-stamped and two plain Lapita potsherds from the site of Teouma, in Vanuatu. Lipid profiles associated with decorated pots are homogenous, suggesting that similar food types or mixtures of food types were placed in these vessels. This suggests a high degree of consistency in the use of Lapita decorated pots, irrespective of the morphological and stylistic variation of these vessels. Data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.019


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