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The Upihoi find: wrecked wooden lagatoi hulls of Epemeavo village, Gulf province, Papua New Guiea.

David, Bruno; Araho, Nick; Kuaso, Alois; Moffat, Ian; Tapper, Nigel


On 20 August 2007, Epemeavo and Kea Kea villagers from the eastern end of the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea reported finding two lagatoi hulls deeply buried in beach sands at Upihoi, near Epemeavo village, parts of a trading vessel associated with the renowned Motu hiri trade of former times. This paper presents results of an emergency investigation of these finds by staff of the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery and Monash University, describing the find, its environmental,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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