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Mid-Holocene Social Interaction in Melanesia: New Evidence from Hammer-Dressed Obsidian Stemmed Tools

Torrence, Robin; Swadling, Pamela; Kononenko, Nina; Ambrose, Wallace; Rath, Pip; Glascock, Michael D


The widespread distribution in Papua New Guinea of obsidian stemmed tools dated to the mid-Holocene has led scholars to postulate the existence of large interaction spheres. A newly reported artifact from Biak Island, West Papua provides the stimulus for

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives
DOI: 10.1353/asi.0.0014


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