COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF A CULTURAL DEPOSIT BEHIND THE CHARLES WONG BAKERY, LEVUKA, FIJI

Summary

A Chinese bakery was built in the 1920s on fill that enlarged the narrow strip of land on

the southeast side of the Island of Ovalau in the Fijian Archipelago, on which much of the town

of Levuka is built. Since the beach was narrow in this area, many of the first commercial

structures were built on fill. Cultural deposits that appear to represent a midden behind the

structure were examined to identify likely local vegetation at the time they accumulated, which is

assumed to be associated with use of this bakery during the 1920s, when it was built. This date

of occupation is substantiated by artifacts recovered at the site. Pollen, phytolith, starch,

macrofloral, protein residue, and FTIR analyses were conducted on fill from this midden.

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COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF A CULTURAL DEPOSIT BEHIND THE CHARLES WONG BAKERY, LEVUKA, FIJI. Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost, Kathryn Puseman, David V. Hill. 2007 ( tDAR id: 379526) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NZ8735

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