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Greenstone jewellery workshops in the Tabon Caves complex of the Philippines

Hung, Hsiao-chun; Iizuka, Yoshiyuki; Bolunia, Mary Jane


In the 1960s, when Robert Fox excavated the Tabon Caves on Palawan Island of the southwest Philippines, many beautiful jade ornaments were discovered. For several decades, these jade objects were presumed to be imported from Mainland Southeast Asia or China. Through typological, technological and geochemical analyses, the authors re-examined 40 samples from Tabon excavated by Fox. Details are presented here for the greenstone jewellery and worked fragments from the Guri, Uyaw and Tabon Caves....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .4324/9781315299112-6


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