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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
16 October 2015


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.