Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Atholl
dc.contributor.advisorLeach, B F
dc.contributor.authorGillies, Karl Bruceen_NZ
dc.date.available2012-12-14T04:41:00Z
dc.date.copyright1981en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGillies, K. B. (1981). Prehistoric use of obsidian in Murihiku. (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2963en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2963
dc.description140 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Anthropologyen_NZ
dc.description.abstractA series of functional experiments are carried out with standardised obsidian tools cut to specific dimensions, on prepared shafts of wood. The wear patterns obtained are photographed at prescribed stages of use. The results are then compared with edge damage on prehistoric obsidian tools from various sites in southern New Zealand (Murihiku), in an attempt to identify the original tool functions. Those prehistoric tools which display use-wear on their edges are then subjected to uni- and multivariate analyses to try to identify morphological types of edges from metrical parameters. Finally, the artefacts are investigated in their respective archaeological contexts, in order to examine economic differences or similarities between the sites considered.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.rightsAll items in OUR Archive are provided for private study and research purposes and are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.en_NZ
dc.titlePrehistoric use of obsidian in Murihiku.en_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
otago.interloanyesen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.voyager602776en_NZ
 Find in your library

Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record