Prehistoric stone mortars

Pamela Swadling

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Distributional studies of stone mortars and pestles, as well as obsidian stemmed artefacts, have just begun, and these investigations are changing our perspective on the nature of social networks that existed in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago thousands of years ago.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMelanesia: Art and Encounter
    Editors L Bolton, N Thomas, E Bonshek, J Adams & B Burt
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherBritish Museum Press
    ISBN (Print)9780714125961
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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