Pottery spatial patterns at the Lapita site of Teouma, Central Vanuatu: Some preliminary refitting results

Mads Ravn, Stuart Bedford, Matthew Spriggs, Stuart Hawkins, Frederique Valentin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    In this paper, we will present preliminary results of spatial distribution of Lapita pottery at the Teouma burial site on Efate Island in Vanuatu. Based on reassembling of pots over the last ten years at the Vanuatu Culture Centre and GIS recording we argue that this excavation offers a possibility to discuss the spatial distribution of pottery and aspects of ritual burial patterns of the Lapita Culture 3000 years ago. Lapita pottery at the site reveals aspects of contemporaneity between grave groups, behavioral, technical and ritual choices in the use of pots and aspects of complex spatial activity patterns in the burial rites.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLa pratique de l'espace en Oceanie Decouverte, Appropriation et Emergence Des Systems Sociaux Traditionnels (Spatial Dynamics in Oceania Discovery, Appropriation and the Emergence of Traditional Societies)
    Editors Frédérique Valentin et Guillaume Molle
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherFrench Prehistoric Society, Paris
    Pages163-177
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)2913745660
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pottery spatial patterns at the Lapita site of Teouma, Central Vanuatu: Some preliminary refitting results'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this