Stone Disc Beads from Watinglo Shelter, Northern Papua New Guinea

  • Sue O’Connor Archaeology and Natural History, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • William R. Dickinson Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Keywords: Watinglo shelter, Papua New Guinea archaeology, stone disc beads


In 2005 the excavation of a new rockshelter in Papua New Guinea, Watinglo, unearthed the unusual find of four stone disc-shaped beads. Beads such as this have not hitherto been reported from Papua New Guinea. The context, age, technology of manufacture and petrography of the beads are described.
How to Cite
O’Connor, S. and Dickinson, W. (1) “Stone Disc Beads from Watinglo Shelter, Northern Papua New Guinea”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(2), pp. 188-191. Available at: (Accessed: 7August2020).
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