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The Walandawe Tradition from Southeast Sulawesi and Osseous Artifact Traditions in Island Southeast Asia

Aplin, Ken; O'Connor, Susan; Bulbeck, Francis David; Piper, Philip; Marwick, Benjamin; St Pierre, Emma; Arifin Aziz, Fadhila


This chapter describes a sample of points and other osseous artifacts recovered from Holocene contexts at three sites in Walandawe, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Microscopic observations of use traces and manufacturing techniques are presented as well as metrical observations and morphological classifi cations. The points show a suite of temporal trends apparently related to a shift from a predominant use as hafted projectile points to their growing use as penetrative tools. Trends include a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Osseous Projectile Weaponry: Towards an Understanding of Pleistocene Cultural Variability
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-0899-7


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