Journal articleThurstan Shaw’s excavations at Igbo-Ukwu revealed many artifacts and technologies that remain astonishing, unique, and incompletely understood, both within Africa and more broadly, even after 50 years. Among these are the textiles recovered primarily from Igbo Isaiah, where fragments were preserved by contact with the bronze artifacts gathered in what...
McIntosh, Susan Keech ; Cartwright, Caroline R.
Coherent changes in wood charcoals, site occupation and lithic technology across the MIS 4/3 transition at Klein Kliphuis rock shelter, South AfricaWe explore the correspondence between changing palaeoenvironments, patterns of site use, and lithic technology at the rock shelter site Klein Kliphuis (South Africa) across the interval 65–55 000 years before present. This period coincides with the termination of Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 4, and the disappearance of an iconic late...
Mackay, Alex ; Cartwright, Caroline R.
The scientific study of the materials used to create the Tahitian mourner's costume in the British Museum collectionThe British Museum houses one of the few examples of a complete mourner's costume from Tahiti in the world. For the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage, the costume was displayed for the first time in over forty years. The conservation assessment of the numerous parts that compose the...
Tamburini, Diego ; Cartwright, Caroline R. ; Adams, Julie