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Obsidian from Macauley Island: a New Zealand connection

Louise Furey
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Callan Ross-Sheppard
McGill University, Montreal
Kath E. Prickett
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Published
16 October 2015
Handle
www.aucklandmuseum.com/research/pub/bulletin/20/24

Abstract

An obsidian flake collected from Macauley Island during the Kermadec Expedition has been analysed to determine the source. The result indicates a Mayor Island, New Zealand, origin, supporting previous results on obsidian from Raoul Island that Polynesians travelled back into the Pacific from New Zealand.

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Louise Furey, Callen Ross-Sheppard and Kath E. Prickett. Obsidian from Macauley Island: A New Zealand connection. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 511:xxx.