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The Rocky road: the selection and transport of Admiralties obsidian to Lapita communities

Summerhayes, Glenn


This paper builds upon the previous work of Ambrose, Kennedy and Fredericksen on the movement of Admiralty Island obsidian by focussing on the obsidian found in sites with Lapita pottery located outside the Admiralty group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. The results offer a new perspective in modelling the mechanisms of obsidian exchange and the nature of the societies that extracted and moved the obsidian. The model proposed to explain the Lapita period distribution...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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