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Lapita Burials, a New Lapita Cemetery and Post-Lapita Burials from Malakula, Northern Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific

Bedford, Stuart; Buckley, Hallie R.; Valentin, Frederique; Tayles, Nancy; Longga, Numa


During archaeological excavations investigating Lapita period sites on the islands of Uripiv and Vao off the northeast coast of Malakula, northern Vanuatu, Lapita (8) and Post-Lapita burials (7) were recovered. These are the first prehistoric burials to be reported on in detail from northern Vanuatu and the site on Uripiv Island has since been confirmed as a Lapita cemetery, one of only three identified to date. The Uripiv cemetery is situated in a separate location to the contemporary midden...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific Archaeology


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