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Lepong: A New Obsidian Source in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea

Summerhayes, Glenn; Kennedy, Jean; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth; Mandui, Herman; Ambrose, Wallace; Allen, Charlotte M; Reepmeyer, Christian; Torrence, Robin; Wadra, Francois


A new obsidian source from northwest Manus, Papua New Guinea, is reported for the first time. The chemical signature for this new source was obtained using the electron microprobe, ICP-MS, and PIXE-PIGME, and the results were compared with known sources and artifacts from this region. The results show for the first time a more complex scenario of obsidian procurement and exchange than previously thought. Archaeological excavation and survey of Manus is so far very limited, with only one...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal
DOI: 10.1002/gea.21475


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