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Characterising volcanic glass sources in the banks Islands, Vanuatu

Reepmeyer, Christian

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In 2006 volcanic glass deposits on Vanua Lava and Gaua Islands were re-visited and systematically sampled. Twenty-nine source samples were analysed using EDXA-SEM and LA-ICP-MS with a focus on detecting possible intrasource variation. The results show both Banks Islands deposits are readily distinguishable from each other and from other sources in the region and their chemical compositions are highly homogenous. Surface survey of other prospective areas established that these two are the only...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32088
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/j.1834-4453.2009.tb00038.x

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