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Ref ID: 26792
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Bedford, Stuart
Title: The Pacific's earliest painted pottery: an added layer of intrigue to the Lapita debate and beyond
Date: 2006
Source: Antiquity
Notes: Extract: Lapita pottery, the herald of the settlement of the wider island Pacific, turns out to have been painted with lime and clay, to give a red and white finish over the decorated surface. The find of a pot in Vanuatu, its sherds in different states of deterioration showed why painted Lapita has previously gone unrecognised. The author suggests that it was widespread from 1000 BC and reminds us that pottery was painted in China 7000 years ago.
Date Created: 4/17/2018
Volume: 80
Number: 309
Page Start: 544
Page End: 557