Australian Museum Journal Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part I. Ceramic sites on the Duke of York Islands

Shortform:
White, 2007, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., online 20: 3–50
Author(s):
White, J. Peter
Year published:
2007
Title:
Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part I. Ceramic sites on the Duke of York Islands
Serial title:
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume:
20
Start page:
3
End page:
50
DOI:
10.3853/j.1835-4211.20.2007.1473
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:
1473
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Abstract

Surveys and surface collections of pottery and obsidian from 21 localities in the Duke of York Islands are reported. Test pits dug in seven of these revealed similar stratigraphies in nearly all, with pottery, obsidian, and sometimes other stone, animal bone and shell, underlying Rabaul volcanic ash dated to c. 1400 bp. The pottery decoration is extensively figured.