Indigenous transfer of La Perouse artefacts in the Southeast Solomon Islands
Defining the extent and consequence of prehistoric interaction in Oceania is an important archaeological problem. The nature of the inter-island contact responsible for the prehistoric record of exotic items is unclear, and methods for evaluating indigenous interaction need to be explored. Here, ethno-historical sources are used to examine protohistoric patterns of interaction in the southeast Solomon Islands. Two French frigates under the command of Comte de La Pérouse, lost on Vanikoro in...[Show more]
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