Title

Worked shell from the Niah Caves

RIS ID

113993

Publication Details

Szabo, K. (2016). Worked shell from the Niah Caves. In G. Barker & L. Farr (Eds.), Archaeological Investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak: the Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak: Volume 2 (pp. 325-328). Cambridge, United Kingdom: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9781902937601

Abstract

Artefacts produced in molluscan shell are a conspicuous feature of both the ethnographic and archaeological records of the Asia-Pacific region. There is definite evidence for shell tool production and shell ornament use by modern humans from c 40,000-30,000 years ago in Indonesia and Australia.

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