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

Glenn Summerhayes, Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith, Herman Mandui, Jim Allen, Jim Richard Specht, Nicholas Hogg, Sheryl McPherson

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-75
    JournalJournal of Pacific Archaeology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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