Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea. Part IX. A stone tablet from Buka Island, Bougainville Autonomous Region
A stone tablet, photographed in 1971 by Graeme Pretty of the South Australian Museum at the village of Tohatsi in northeast Buka, has been incised with designs reminiscent of those to be found on some Lapita ceramics and contemporary Polynesian bark cloth. Photographs of the stone tablet are reproduced along with the information gathered by Pretty. Possible analogues are noted and reference is made to other engraved stone objects in the region.