Abstract

This is the first of a series of regional studies on the distribution of stone mortars and pestles in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The pan distribution of these artefacts in New Britain, in conjunction with preliminary results from other parts of PNG, supports the view that there is a positive correlation in the distribution of stone mortars and pestles and taro cultivation. This result raises the possibility that these artefacts provide a signature of where people were growing taro in PNG from about 7,000 to 3,500 years ago.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Swadling, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 29: 157–161
Author
Pamela Swadling
Year
2004
Title
Stone mortar and pestle distribution in New Britain revisited. In A Pacific Odyssey: Archaeology and Anthropology in the Western Pacific. Papers in Honour of Jim Specht
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
29
Start Page
157
End Page
161
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.29.2004.1412
Language
English
Date Published
19 May 2004
Cover Date
19 May 2004
ISBN
ISBN 0-9750476-2-0 (printed), ISBN 0-9750476-3-9 (online)
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; NEW BRITAIN
Digitized
19 May 2004
Available Online
19 May 2004
Reference Number
1412
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