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According to Ms Sonja, the goal of a use wear study is to understand the function of tools in cross examination with the activities on the site.
In functional studies, the life cycle of a tool, from its manufacture through the time it was used until when it was discarded or thrown away is analysed.
He added that the stone tool analysis as far as he remembered was the first to be done locally at the museum and it gave his museum archaeology staff the opportunity to have a taste on stone tool use ware analysis.
The government archaeologist is also looking at the opportunity to get archaeology for an exchange program with the partner institution for training.
A statement from the SINM and German Archaeological Institute said the aim of this research project was to enlighten the prehistory and understanding of human migration and initial settlement of the Solomon Islands.
“The project will not only contribute to the knowledge of the prehistory of the Solomon Islands, but it will help sensibilise the public and local communities to their national heritage,” the statement said.
“The archaeological potential of the rock shelter was suspected during a survey in the region in 2011 and finally confirmed through a first test sounding in 2013.
Pacific countries contribute to RAMSI including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Personnel from the Pacific countries are predominantly police officers served as part of RAMSI's Participating Police Force (PPF).
“Other islands such as Makira Ulawa would be an ideal place to do intensive research to confirm theories.
“Archaeologically, Malaita lies on an extreme passage of prehistory human route.