The Artefact

The Artefact is a refereed journal published annually by AASV. The journal is available as part of membership to AASV or can be purchased individually (see subscription page for details).  The journal includes major papers, short research reports, and book reviews regarding discoveries, claims, hypotheses and publications in world archaeology and anthropology.

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The Artefact Volume 33

Southern New Guinea & Torres Strait
Edited by Ian J. McNiven & Mike Green
Special issue in honour of Ron Vanderwal

This special issue of The Artefact honours and celebrates Ron Vanderwal’s contributions to anthropology, archaeology and museum studies. It highlights one facet of Ron’s career by focusing on southern coastal New Guinea and Torres Strait. Over the past decade, both regions have witnessed a resurgence of archaeological research that is transforming our understandings of the history of human migrations, settlement and social developments in this culturally dynamic region over the past 4000 years. It is fair to say that modern research agendas continue to seek answers to complex questions foreshadowed in Ron’s pioneering studies four decades ago. Volume 33 brings together scholars old and new who all gratefully acknowledge Ron’s foundational research and its continuing relevance and inspiration. These celebratory papers have deliberately placed in The Artefact in acknowledgement of Ron’s enduring support for the journal and the AASV over many years.

Printed copies of Volume 33 of The Artefact are available for AUD$45 within Australia and AUD$50 for overseas destination (includes postage and handling).

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