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Diversity in Early New Guinea Pottery Traditions: north coast ceramics from Lachitu, Taora, Watinglo and Paleflatu

Beaumont, Phillip; O'Connor, Sue; Leclerc, Mathieu; Aplin, Ken


The initial appearance of pottery on New Guinea has been an elusive and sometimes controversial topic. A range of factors contribute to this conundrum including landscape transformation and disturbance where relevant archaeology may be undetectable or misinterpreted, along with a lack of sound, site-specific evidence and comparative analysis. Moreover, the preeminence of the Lapita pottery sequence has set regional expectations and perceptions concerning early pottery on New Guinea, which can...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific Archaeology


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