A reanalysis of the Tikopia obsidians

Matthew Spriggs, Roger Bird, Wallace Ambrose

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    In 1982 an initial sourcing of 13 obsidians and volcanic glasses from Tikopia in the Solomon Islands suggested that four specimens came from Bismarcks sources, with Talasea in West New Britain being the most likely, and the rest came from the Banks Islands. Reanalysis now attributes ten pieces to Banks Islands sources and three to sources in the Admiralty Islands.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-38
    JournalArchaeology in Oceania
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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