Australian Museum Journal Domestic and religious structures in the Emily Bay settlement site, Norfolk Island

Shortform:
Anderson and Green, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 43–51
Author(s):
Anderson, Atholl; Green, Roger C.
Year published:
2001
Title:
Domestic and religious structures in the Emily Bay settlement site, Norfolk Island
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
27
Start page:
43
End page:
51
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1338
Language:
English
Date published:
28 November 2001
Cover date:
28 November 2001
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7347-2305-9
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARCHAEOLOGY; NORFOLK ISLAND; ANTHROPOLOGY
Digitized:
28 November 2001
Available online:
28 November 2001
Reference number:
1338
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

At Emily Bay, domestic structures include earth ovens, scoop hearths and a possible rectangular house inferred from posts and postholes. An area of stone paving nearby is argued to be a religious structure, or marae. Made of naturally available stone, it lies slightly below the surface of the darker sand cultural layer. Obsidian flakes were found above it and postholes beneath. Several edging blocks of various shapes are noted. Radiocarbon dated to c. 700-600 B.P., this platform fits within the known parameters of other East Polynesian marae of similar age.