Abstract

The likelihood of Polynesian settlement of Norfolk Island was recognized in the eighteenth century, but archaeological remains of a settlement site were only discovered in 1995. The excavation history of the Emily Bay site is summarized, its date put at about the thirteenth to fourteenth century A.D. and its East Polynesian nature, especially its contacts with the Kermadecs and New Zealand, recognized through its artefacts. The faunal remains show a dominance of fish and birds, and low diversity within each. The reasons for ending the settlement are unknown but speculated upon and several future research priorities noted.

 
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Short Form
Anderson and White, 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 135–141
Author
Atholl Anderson; Peter White
Year
2001
Title
Prehistoric settlement on Norfolk Island and its Oceanic context
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
27
Start Page
135
End Page
141
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1348
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
1348
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