Shell Artefacts and Shell-Working within the Lapita Cultural Complex

  • Katherine Szabó Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2522
Keywords: shell artefacts, shell artefact production, Lapita, curation


Despite a consistent presence in the archaeological record of the Lapita cultural complex, and their omnipresence in the associated literature, the nature and range of shell artefacts recovered from Lapita sites has only been partially summarized at best. Considering the categories of raw material choice, working techniques, formal artefact types and curation, this article summarizes our current knowledge and points to areas for further research.
How to Cite
Szabó, K. (1) “Shell Artefacts and Shell-Working within the Lapita Cultural Complex”, Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(2), pp. 115-127. Available at: (Accessed: 5August2020).