Abstract

The lithic material from the Emily Bay site consists principally of basalt flakes, blades, preforms and adzes. There are also a small number of obsidian artefacts. The basalt assemblage has been analysed primarily to describe the technology of adze manufacture, which occurred along with reworking of broken preforms and finished adzes. The pattern of adze production is very similar to that found in New Zealand sites. No complete finished adzes were recovered, but the flake material indicates that Duff (1977) Types 1, 2, 3 and 4 were being made. Sourcing studies show that the basalt is local. Sourcing of obsidian shows that nearly all came from Raoul Island (Kermadecs) while one piece may be from New Zealand. Use wear and residues, notably starch grains, were found on many of the sample of 10 basalt and five obsidian artefacts analysed and the range of activities represented is congruent with a permanent or semi-permanent village rather than a temporary camp.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Turner et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 53–66
Author
Marianne Turner; Atholl Anderson; Richard Fullagar
Year
2001
Title
Stone artefacts from the Emily Bay settlement site, Norfolk Island
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
27
Start Page
53
End Page
66
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1339
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
1339
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