Revised Radiocarbon Dates for Mwanihuki, Makira: a c. 3000 BP aceramic site in the Southeast Solomon Islands.

  • Natalie Blake University of Sydney
  • Martin Gibbs
  • David Roe
Keywords: Solomon Islands archaeology, radiocarbon

Abstract

Excavation of three middens on Mwanihuki, located on the north coast of Makira in the southeast Solomon Islands has returned radiocarbon dates that show an initial occupation bracket between 3351±42 BP and 2975±21 BP (uncalibrated). The material culture of this phase consisted of a small amount of subsistence shell and worked chert, and an absence of any ceramics. This date range, along with the absence of the distinctive Lapita type dentate stamped pottery has aligned phasing of this site with the contemporaneous aceramic Vatuluma Posovi cave site in central Guadalcanal.

Author Biography

Natalie Blake, University of Sydney
University of Sydney PhD Candidate
Published
2015-08-07
How to Cite
Blake, N., Gibbs, M. and Roe, D. (2015) “Revised Radiocarbon Dates for Mwanihuki, Makira: a c. 3000 BP aceramic site in the Southeast Solomon Islands.”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 6(2), pp. 56-64. Available at: https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/159 (Accessed: 19October2019).
Section
Research Reports