Australian Museum Journal Prehistoric settlement on Norfolk Island and its Oceanic context

Shortform:
Anderson and White, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 135–141
Author(s):
Anderson, Atholl; White, Peter
Year published:
2001
Title:
Prehistoric settlement on Norfolk Island and its Oceanic context
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
27
Start page:
135
End page:
141
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1348
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:
1348
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
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Abstract

The likelihood of Polynesian settlement of Norfolk Island was recognized in the eighteenth century, but archaeological remains of a settlement site were only discovered in 1995. The excavation history of the Emily Bay site is summarized, its date put at about the thirteenth to fourteenth century A.D. and its East Polynesian nature, especially its contacts with the Kermadecs and New Zealand, recognized through its artefacts. The faunal remains show a dominance of fish and birds, and low diversity within each. The reasons for ending the settlement are unknown but speculated upon and several future research priorities noted.

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