Abstract

A stone tablet, photographed in 1971 by Graeme Pretty of the South Australian Museum at the village of Tohatsi in northeast Buka, has been incised with designs reminiscent of those to be found on some Lapita ceramics and contemporary Polynesian bark cloth. Photographs of the stone tablet are reproduced along with the information gathered by Pretty. Possible analogues are noted and reference is made to other engraved stone objects in the region.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Craig, 2007, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., online 20: 255–261
Author
Barry Craig
Year
2007
Title
Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part IX. A stone tablet from Buka Island, Bougainville Autonomous Region
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume
20
Start Page
255
End Page
261
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.20.2007.1481
Language
English
Date Published
12 December 2007
Cover Date
12 December 2007
ISSN
1835-4211
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ARCHAEOLOGY; NEW GUINEA
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12 December 2007
Available Online
12 December 2007
Reference Number
1481
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