Abstract

This paper describes changes through time in the characteristics of one of the ceramic wares excavated in 1983–84 from the KLJ and KLK sites in the Siassi Islands and the KBQ site at Sio, located in the Vitiaz Strait region in northeastern Papua New Guinea (Lilley, 1986). This region was the scene of one the anthropologically best-known long-distance maritime trading networks in Melanesia, described in Harding's (1967) classic ethnography Voyagers of the Vitiaz Strait. The pattern of change mirrors that associated with the late prehistoric rise of specialized production for trade described on the Papuan south coast (Allen, 1984; Irwin, 1985). This indicates the operation of similar processes of socioeconomic intensification and concomitant technological evolution across northwestern Melanesia.

 
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Lilley, 2007, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., online 20: 227–244
Author
Ian Lilley
Year
2007
Title
Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part VII. The evolution of Sio pottery: evidence from three sites in northeastern Papua New Guinea
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (online)
Volume
20
Start Page
227
End Page
244
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.20.2007.1479
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
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12 December 2007
Reference Number
1479
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