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Times of Sand: Sedimentary History and Archaeology at the Sigatoka Dunes, Fiji

Anderson, Atholl; Roberts, Richard; Dickinson, William; Clark, Geoffrey; Burley, David; de Biran, Antonie; Hope, Geoffrey; Nunn, Patrick


The orthodox archaeological sequence at the Sigatokaes site (VL 16/1) in Fiji proposes three phases of occupation spanning Fijian prehistory, each associated with a period of dune stability. It has been taken as the standard model of Fijian prehistory for more than 30 years. Recently, however, it has been argued that there is no stratigraphic support for three discrete levels and that the occupation history was fragmented, complex, and continuous within a volatile dune system. We present new...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal
DOI: 10.1002/gea.20094


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