Tamuarawai (EQS): An Early Lapita Site on Emirau, New Ireland, PNG
Keywords:Early Lapita, obsidian, colonisation, Bismarck Archipelago
AbstractIn 2007 a new Early Lapita site called Tamuarawai (EQS) was located on Emirau Island, Papua New Guinea. Two seasons of excavation (2007, 2008) have been undertaken. This paper describes the site and some of the preliminary analyses undertaken. Some unusual results suggest that Tamuarawai will make an important contribution to modelling the Early Lapita occupation of the Bismarck Archipelago.
How to Cite
Summerhayes, G., Matisoo-Smith, E., Mandui, H., Allen, J., Specht, J., Hogg, N. and McPherson, S. (2009) “Tamuarawai (EQS): An Early Lapita Site on Emirau, New Ireland, PNG”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(1), pp. 62–75. Available at: https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/10 (Accessed: 7 February 2023).