Tamuarawai (EQS): An Early Lapita Site on Emirau, New Ireland, PNG

  • Glenn Summerhayes Department of Anthropology, Gender & Sociology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin.
  • Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin
  • Herman Mandui National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea, PO Box 5560 Boroko, NCD.
  • Jim Allen Archaeology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3083.
  • Jim Specht Anthropology, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, 2010
  • Nicholas Hogg Department of Anthropology, Gender & Sociology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin.
  • Sheryl McPherson Department of Anthropology, Gender & Sociology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin.
Keywords: Early Lapita, obsidian, colonisation, Bismarck Archipelago

Abstract

In 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. (1) “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: 19October2019).
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