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Culture history of the Toalean of South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Bulbeck, F David; Pasqua, Monique; Di Lello, Adrian


This paper reviews the current evidence on typologically specialized tools assigned to the Toalean tradition of the southwest Sulawesi peninsula. Bone points and a range of stone points appeared across the peninsula in the early Holocene; this probably occurred as part of the expansion of archery and improved spear technology in Island Southeast Asia at the time. The technologically most specialized Toalean tools, namely backed microliths and Maros points, were evidently confined to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives


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