Kutau/Bao Obsidian – Extending its Eastern Distribution into the Fijian Northeast

  • Callan Ross-Sheppard Auckland University
  • Christophe Sand Institute of Archaeology of New Caledonia
  • Jone Balenaivalu Fiji Museum
  • David V. Burley Simon Fraser University
Keywords: Fiji, Lapita, Kutau/Bao Obsidian

Abstract

This paper reports on the discovery and geochemical sourcing of an obsidian flake from a Lapita site on Vorovoro Island off the northeast coast of Vanua Levu, Fiji. The flake is sourced using pXRF to the Kutau/Bao source located on the Willaumez Peninsula, West New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago.

Published
2013-08-01
How to Cite
Ross-Sheppard, C., Sand, C., Balenaivalu, J. and Burley, D. (2013) “Kutau/Bao Obsidian – Extending its Eastern Distribution into the Fijian Northeast”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 4(2), pp. 79-83. Available at: https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/RossSheppard (Accessed: 23July2019).
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