Technology transfers during the mid-late Holocene in Wallacea: catalogues and analysis of emergent pottery using communities

Event details

PhD Seminar

Date & time

Monday 02 December 2019
10.00am–11.00am

Venue

Seminar Room G, Coombs building

Speaker

Phillip Beaumont

Contacts

Phillip Beaumont

Although the archaeological appearance of pottery is a primary indicator of technological change and transfer, and can provide evidence of human movement and interactions, there is a dearth of sound data from pottery in Wallacea that could facilitate regional comparisons. This project will provide a consistent analysis and compendium of pottery case studies from key islands within the Nusa Tenggara archipelago of eastern Indonesia that may shed light on regional patterns of mobility and migration, trade and exchange, and the transfer of technology during the period of intensifying human activity in Neolithic Island Southeast Asia.

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