Mansiri in Northern Sulawesi: a new dentate-stamped pottery site in Island Southeast Asia

Azis, Nazrullah, Reepmeyer, Christian, Clark, Geoffrey, Sriwigati, , and Tanudirjo, Daud A. (2018) Mansiri in Northern Sulawesi: a new dentate-stamped pottery site in Island Southeast Asia. In: O'Connor, Sue, Bulbeck, David, and Meyer, Juliet, (eds.) The Archaeology of Sulawesi: current research on the Pleistocene to the historic period. Terra Australis (48). ANU Press, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 191-205.

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This short report outlines new findings from the Mansiri site, close to Toraut village, in Northern Sulawesi. Initially discovered during survey activities in the early 1990s by Dr Joko Siswanto, Balai Arkeologi Manado, the site has not been focus of archaeological activities until a re-visit of the area by Puslit Manado in 2011 and a surface survey of the surrounding area detected additional artefactual material. Previous excavations conducted by Balai Arkeologi Manado in 2011 - 2013 uncovered large numbers of decorated ceramic sherds indicative of an early Neolithic site. Initial radiocarbon examination of a small sample showed evidence of a possible pre-3000 BP deposit at the site.

Item ID: 57077
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-76046-257-4
Keywords: North Sulawesi, Neolithic dating, Neolithic pottery, red slipping, dentate stamping
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Copyright Information: This title is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC Discovery Grant DE130100046
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 04:51
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