Australian Museum Journal Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part VI. Revised dating of Type X pottery, Morobe Province

Shortform:
Lilley and Specht, 2007, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., online 20: 217–226
Author(s):
Lilley, Ian; Specht, Jim
Year published:
2007
Title:
Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part VI. Revised dating of Type X pottery, Morobe Province
Serial title:
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume:
20
Start page:
217
End page:
226
DOI:
10.3853/j.1835-4211.20.2007.1478
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:
1478
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Complete work:
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Abstract

Type X is a distinctive post-Lapita pottery on Huon Peninsula and its adjacent islands in Papua New Guinea, for which Lilley originally proposed a time span from about 1600 to 850/550 cal. bp. The paper reviews this chronology in the light of new dates and the original data, and proposes that the duration of Type X should be shortened to about 1000–500 cal. bp. This revised chronology possibly lengthens the post-Lapita aceramic period on Huon Peninsula, and has implications for the history of trading across Vitiaz Strait.

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