Australian Museum Journal Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part IX. A stone tablet from Buka Island, Bougainville Autonomous Region

Shortform:
Craig, 2007, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., online 20: 255–261
Author(s):
Craig, Barry
Year published:
2007
Title:
Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part IX. A stone tablet from Buka Island, Bougainville Autonomous Region
Serial title:
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume:
20
Start page:
255
End page:
261
DOI:
10.3853/j.1835-4211.20.2007.1481
Language:
English
Date published:
12 December 2007
Cover date:
12 December 2007
ISSN:
1835-4211
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; ARCHAEOLOGY; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
12 December 2007
Available online:
12 December 2007
Reference number:
1481
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (35kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1849kb PDF)

Abstract

A stone tablet, photographed in 1971 by Graeme Pretty of the South Australian Museum at the village of Tohatsi in northeast Buka, has been incised with designs reminiscent of those to be found on some Lapita ceramics and contemporary Polynesian bark cloth. Photographs of the stone tablet are reproduced along with the information gathered by Pretty. Possible analogues are noted and reference is made to other engraved stone objects in the region.