Pieces of the Vanuatu Puzzle: Archaeology of the North, South and Centre
Pieces of the Vanuatu Puzzle presents the results of the most intensive and widespread archaeological investigations in Vanuatu for more than 30 years. For the first time the results of extensive excavations carried out on three islands in the archipelago are published. The sites span from the period of initial Lapita settlement through to later cultural transformations. The research has brought greater clarity to the early history of the Vanuatu archipelago and has wider implications for the region in general particularly in terms of how processes of cultural change are explained. It is an essential reference work both for those archaeologists working in the western Pacific but also for those who deal with material culture generally and pottery more specifically.
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Introduction and Research Design
List of Figures
Archaeology of Vanuatu
plans stratigraphy and dating
Ceramic analytical methodology
Ceramics from Erromango
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adzes appeared applied relief Arapus archaeological artefacts assemblages associated australis 23 Figure australis 23 Table Banks Islands basalt Bedford black 10YR bone brown 10YR ceramic sequence Chachara charcoal cms bd concentrated Conus sp coral cobbles cultural horizons Cypraea decorated sherds decorative techniques dentate-stamped deposits Ef-motif Efate Erromango Erueti Erueti-style excavated fabric fingernail form and decoration former foreshore further Galipaud Garanger identified Incised and Applied initial intertidal Rock intertidal intertidal Sand intertidal intertidal Turbo islands Kuwae Lapita Layer 3a limestone located Malekula Malo Malua Bay Mangaasi Mangaasi TP Mangaasi-style midden midden remains motifs Naamboi Navaprah Nerita Nguna notched outcurving phase plain sherds plainware Ponamla post-Lapita pottery recorded Reef intertidal sample sediment settlement shell shellfish sherds Shutler species Spriggs stratigraphy surface collected temper tephra terra australis 23 test pits Tikopia Tridacna sp Trochus Turbo sp Vanuatu vessel form 2i Wahome Ware zone
Page 277 - In (DG Sutton, Ed.) Saying so Doesn't Make it So, Papers in Honour of B. Foss Leach. New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph 17, pp.
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