Abstract

At Emily Bay, domestic structures include earth ovens, scoop hearths and a possible rectangular house inferred from posts and postholes. An area of stone paving nearby is argued to be a religious structure, or marae. Made of naturally available stone, it lies slightly below the surface of the darker sand cultural layer. Obsidian flakes were found above it and postholes beneath. Several edging blocks of various shapes are noted. Radiocarbon dated to c. 700-600 B.P., this platform fits within the known parameters of other East Polynesian marae of similar age.

 
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Short Form
Anderson and Green, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 43–51
Author
Atholl Anderson; Roger C. Green
Year
2001
Title
Domestic and religious structures in the Emily Bay settlement site, Norfolk Island
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
27
Start Page
43
End Page
51
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1338
Language
English
Date Published
28 November 2001
Cover Date
28 November 2001
ISBN
ISBN 0-7347-2305-9
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARCHAEOLOGY; NORFOLK ISLAND; ANTHROPOLOGY
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28 November 2001
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28 November 2001
Reference Number
1338
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