Skip navigation
Skip navigation

An isotopic analysis of Late Lapita and State Period diets in Tonga

Fenner, Jack; Herrscher, Estelle; Valentin, Frederique; Clark, Geoffrey


Tonga is a Polynesian island chain that was initially colonized by the Lapita culture about 2700 years ago. Its inhabitants went on to found the Tongan State about 700 years ago. Our project uses carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analyses to investigate and compare the diets of Lapita and Tongan State individuals. Sampled burial locations include the Talasiu shell midden cemetery dating to the Late Lapita period as well as four burial mounds on Tongatapu, Tonga, thought to date to the Tongan...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-020-01267-z


File Description SizeFormat Image
Fenner2021_Article_AnIsotopicAnalysisOfLateLapita.pdf1.08 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  17 November 2022/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator