Connection and Competition: some early insights gained from petrographic studies of New Caledonian Lapita pottery
In this paper we will present the newest results gained from both petrographic and chemical compositional analyses of New Caledonian Lapita pottery samples, to address issues concerning long-distance connections among several Lapita communities, and competition that might have happened between Northern and Southern Lapita communities. We have been able to develop an effective way of identifying pottery production areas within New Caledonia, and our results suggest that there were possible social boundaries between two sides of the Grande Terre.
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Connection and Competition: some early insights gained from petrographic studies of New Caledonian Lapita pottery. Scarlett Chiu, David Killick, William Dickinson, Christophe Sand. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395138)
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