Report of the Lapita Homeland Project
|Collections||ANU College of Asia & the Pacific|
|Title:||Report of the Lapita Homeland Project|
|Keywords:||Lapita culture -- Papua New Guinea -- Bismarck Archipelago|
Melanesia -- Antiquities
Polynesia -- Antiquities
Bismarck Archipelago (Papua New Guinea) -- Antiquities
|Publisher:||Canberra, ACT : Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Prehistory, Division of Society and Environment, The Australian National University.|
|Series/Report no.:||Occasional Papers in Prehistory (The Australian National University, Dept. of Prehistory) : No. 20|
The idea for the Lapita Homeland Project arose out of a conversation with Jim Specht at the 52nd ANZAAS Congress held at Macquarie University in Sydney in 1982. It was a time of increasing interest in Melanesian archaeology; Green's decade of research into Lapita sites in the Reefs-Santa Cruz group of the eastern Solomons had culminated in his influential synthesis (Green 1979) and some associated disputes with colleagues (e.g. Clark and Terrell 1978; Green 1982). Specht himself was continuing to research and publish on the archaeology of West New Britain (Specht 1974, 1981; Specht and Koettig 1981; Specht and Hollis 1982; Specht et al 1981a; Specht et al 1981b). At the Australian National University, Jean Kennedy and I had initially combined with Wallace Ambrose to expand his long term investigations into the Admiralty Islands, and Kennedy was extending this interest (Kennedy 1979, 1981a, 1981b, 1982, 1983). (From Introduction).
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