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Ceramic petrography and cultural interaction in Palau, Micronesia

Fitzpatrick, Scott; Dickinson, William; Clark, Geoffrey


Because of their durability and widespread use, ceramics in the Pacific are important artifacts for examining patterns of prehistoric subsistence, settlement, and societal interaction. Numerous studies demonstrate that petrographic analysis of prehistoric pottery in western Oceania can differentiate temper sands and other mineral constituents unique to geotectonically different islands. However, a detailed study of tempering agents has not been attempted for ceramic assemblages in Palau,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/S0305-4403(03)00014-1


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