A visit to the Pandora shipwreck objects at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

This week Michelle Richards visited the Museum of Tropical Queensland to analyse the adzes and pounders found on the 1791 Pandora shipwreck with portable XRF to determine the geological origin of the objects. These adzes and pounders will be compared to those in other museum collections that Michelle has visited during her PhD research including, the British Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, Kon Tiki Museum, Musée de Tahiti et des îles – Te Fare Manaha, CIRAP, Bishop Museum, Australian Museum and more!

 

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