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Long-distance connections in Vanuatu: New obsidian characterisations for the Maku site, Aore Island

Galipaud, Jean-Christophe; Reepmeyer, Christian; Torrence, Robin; Kelloway, Sarah; White, Peter

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A geochemical study using pXRF and LA-ICP-MS to characterise artefacts from sites dating to the initial phase of colonisation on Aore and Malo islands, Vanuatu, has confirmed the dominance of obsidian from the distant Kutau/Bao source in West New Britain, with a smaller group from local outcrops in the Banks Islands, Vanuatu. Three flakes from the Umleang/Umrei source in the Admiralty Islands have also been identified in later levels. Distance fall-off analysis of metric and technological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74305
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/arco.5030

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