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Sand temper of probable Fijian origin in prehistoric potsherds from Tuvalu

  • William R. Dickinson (a1), Jun Takayama (a2), Eleanour A. Snow (a1) and Richard Shutler (a3)
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The distinctive petrology of volcanic sand is a means to sourcing evidence of ceramics and therefore to showing a pattern of Pacific voyaging in later prehistory

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Dickinson, W.R. 1971. Petrography of some sand tempers in prehistoric pottery from Viti Levu, Fiji: Fiji Museum Records 1: 10721.
Dickinson, W.R. 1973a. Sand tempers in prehistoric potsherds from the Singatoka Dunes, Viti Levu, Fiji, in Birks, L., Archaeological excavations at Singatoka Dune site, Fiji: 6972 (Appendix 1). Fiji: Fiji Museum. Bulletin 1.
Dickinson, W.R. 1973b. Temper sands in potsherds from Anuta, in D.E. Yen &, Gordon, J. (ed.), Anuta: a Polynesian outlier in the Solomon Islands: 109111. Honolulu (HI): Bishop Museum. Pacific Anthropological Records 21.
Dickinson, W.R. 1974. Temper sands in sherds from Mulifanua and comparison with similar tempers at Vailele and Sasoa’a (Falefa), in Green, R.C. & Davidson, J.M. (ed.), Archaeology in Western Samoa vol. II: 179180 (report 35). Auckland: Auckland Institute and Museum. Bulletin 7.
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