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Archaeology in Western Samoa Volume II (1974)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. C. Green. J. M. Davidson.

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"By all means let us complete the exercise ": the 50 year search for Lapita on Aneityum, southern Vanuatu comes to a conclusion. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stuart Bedford. Matthew Spriggs. Richard Shing.

Archaeological research on the island of Aneityum, the southern-most inhabited island of the Vanuatu archipelago (the former New Hebrides) began in 1964 under the direction of Richard and Mary Shutler. It was soon after this that William Dickinson first began analysing pottery sherds from various sites across the archipelago. Since those early beginnings he has studied 100s of samples including 112 samples from the single site of Teouma. Early pottery sites remained elusive on the southern...


Lapita - the Australian connection (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Lilley.

Recent research in southern New Guinea, Torres Strait and northeastern Australia suggests that Lapita users and possibly makers may have been present in regions hitherto believed to be beyond their reach. In New Guinea, the discovery of late Lapita near Port Moresby has just been complemented by findings of late Lapita ceramics in the western Gulf of Papua. Southwest of the Gulf, undiagnostic ceramics dating to perhaps 2500 years are now known in the Torres Strait. Bill Dickinson showed that...


The Lapita Design System: Its Analysis and Some of the Results (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Roger C. Green.

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Late Holocene Human Expansion into Near and Remote Oceania: A Bayesian Model-Based Comparison of the Chronologies of the Mariana Islands and Lapita Settlement (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy Rieth. J. Stephen Athens.

Carson and colleagues have argued that the settlement of the Mariana Islands ~3500 cal BP marks the first major human expansion in the Western Pacific during the late Holocene. If this settlement date is correct, it would be the initial population movement beyond the Near Oceania and Island Southeast Asia region, an area occupied by modern humans for 40,000+ years. The previous consensus gave precedence to the rapid Lapita expansion throughout Near Oceania at generally the same time, followed a...


Mid-sequence colonization and occupation at Nukubalavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sharyn Jones. Justin Cramb. Alison Weisskopf.

Inspired by Bill Dickinson’s broad and multifaceted perspective on the archaeological record of human colonization in the Pacific Islands, we present both new data from Vanua Levu, Fiji—informed in part by Bill’s ceramic petrography from the site of Nukubalavu and reflections on the thalassic pattern of colonization in the central Pacific Islands. While a sea focus in the Pacific Islands is unremarkable, some Lapita, Late Lapita, and Mid-sequence occupations of Fiji reveal an intriguing pattern...


Nukubalavu 1: A Preliminary Examination of Mid-Sequence Ceramics and Culture Change on Vanua Levu, Fiji (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Takaoka. Jozie Banas.

We present new data from the ceramic assemblage from the site of Nukubalavu 1 in Natewa Bay on Vanua Levu, Fiji. The site was excavated in the summers of 2013 and 2014; it is one of the only excavated sites on the island of Vanua Levu. Over 29,400 sherds were analyzed, many of which are diagnostic, typical of stylistic phases in the Fijian ceramic sequence. The assemblage includes Late Lapita (ca. 2500 BP), Fijian Plainware (ca. 2500-2100 BP), and Navatu (ca. 2100-900 BP) phases of the Fijian...


Paleo-sea levels, Bill Dickinson, and Interpretive Modeling for the Lapita Settlement of Fanga ‘Uta Lagoon, Kingdom of Tonga (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Burley.

In the 1990s and subsequently Bill Dickinson carried out widespread survey of paleo-shoreline indicators throughout the Kingdom of Tonga, these providing context for initial Lapita settlement of the archipelago. His research on Fanga ‘Uta lagoon on the island of Tongatapu has proven essential to interpretations of a 3000 BP landscape considerably different than the mangrove fringed shoreline existing today. Recent archaeological studies support and refine Dickinson’s model, providing additional...


Polynesia Ancestors and Their Animal World (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tom Dye. David Steadman.

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Pottery from the Lagoon at Mulifanua, Upolu (1974)
DOCUMENT Citation Only R. C. Green.

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Prehistory (1989)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patrick V. Kirch.

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Quantifying the Number of 14C Determinations Required to Improve Dating Accuracy for Lapita Deposits (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy Rieth. Derek Hamilton.

The use of radiocarbon dating to calculate the dates of Lapita deposits remains largely a single-step, ad hoc procedure. The accuracy of dating results can be greatly improved through Bayesian modeling. However, this depends on the number and stratigraphic distribution of radiocarbon determinations and the shape of the calibration curve. To evaluate these issues, we used Oxcal 4.2 to simulate, through the process of back-calibration, radiocarbon determinations that we could expect to receive as...


Selection-Driven Range Expansion Explains Lapita Colonisation of Remote Oceania (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ethan Cochrane.

Archaeological explanations of colonization often focus on presumed human motivations. What drives humans when faced with the potentially risky and rewarding colonization of unoccupied island regions: curiosity, wanderlust, opportunity, escape? At best, human motivation is only a partial explanation for colonization and one that is difficult to evaluate with archaeological data. In contrast, archaeologically visible, population-scale patterns of human colonization are explicable by the natural...


Small Island Adaptations in the Initial Colonization of Fiji and Tonga (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Burley.

Current research into the earliest Lapita occupation of Fiji and Tonga emphasizes the importance of small offshore island settlement choices for founder populations. Associated faunal data typically illustrate reliance on reef and marine resources that, in turn, have resurrected 1960s "strand looper" interpretations for Lapita economy, with little to no reliance on agricultural production. Recent studies at early Lapita sites at Kavewa (northern Fiji) and Nukuleka (southern Tonga) provide an...


Utilization of Fish Resources at the Hopoate Site on Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Roxanne Wildenstein. Aubrey Cannon. David Burley.

Analysis of archaeological fish remains from the Hopoate site, on Tongatapu in the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga, identified 18 different families. Significant change in relative abundance was evident in Lethrinidae (emperors) and Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, unicornfish), two families common as food fish in Tonga. Frequencies of the families were compared between the early settlement period (~2850-2900 cal BP) and the subsequent Plainware/Aceramic period. Larger-bodied Lethrinidae, which are...