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The stone adze and obsidian assemblage from the Talasiu site, Kingdom of Tonga

Reepmeyer, Christian; Ferguson, Redbird; Valentin, Frederique; Clark, Geoffrey


Typological and geochemical analyses of stone adzes and other stone tools have played a significant role in identifying directionality of colonisation movements in early migratory events in the Western Pacific. In later phases of Polynesian prehistory, stone adzes are important status goods which show substantial spatial and temporal variation. However, there is a debate when standardisation of form and manufacture appeared, whether it can be seen in earliest populations colonising the Pacific...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-01-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/arco.5223
Access Rights: Open Access

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