Obsidian sources and distribution systems in Island Southeast Asia: new results and implications from geochemical research using LA-ICPMS

Reepmeyer, Christian, Spriggs, Matthew, Anggraeni, , Lape, Peter, Neri, Leee, Ronquillo, Wilfredo P., Simanjuntak, Truman, Summerhayes, Glenn, Tanudirjo, Daud A., and Tiauzon, Archie (2011) Obsidian sources and distribution systems in Island Southeast Asia: new results and implications from geochemical research using LA-ICPMS. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (11). pp. 2995-3005.

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Abstract

This paper discusses new evidence of long-distance interaction networks in Island Southeast Asia obtained from geochemical analyses using SEM-EDXA and LA-ICPMS of 101 obsidian samples from 25 locations including seven obsidian sources and 19 archaeological sites. Given that there are obsidian sources distributed throughout much of Island Southeast Asia, the potential for obsidian studies to provide greater understanding of patterns of mobility and exchange in the Pre-Neolithic and Neolithic periods would seem to be considerable. This potential, however, remains largely unrealised as obsidian sourcing has hitherto only been carried out intermittently in Island Southeast Asia using PIXE-PIGME, XRF and other methods.

Item ID: 38981
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9238
Keywords: Island Southeast Asia; obsidian; sourcing; LA-ICPMS
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP0556874, ARC DP0880789
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 03:55
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950502 Understanding Asias Past @ 100%
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