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Lapita burial practices: evidence for complex body and bone treatment at the Teouma cemetery, Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific

Valentin, Frederique; Bedford, Stuart; Buckley, Hallie R.; Spriggs, Matthew


Excavation of the 3,000-year-old Lapita cemetery of Teouma (Efate, Central Vanuatu) has allowed the first detailed investigation of mortuary practices of these initial colonizers of the Vanuatu archipelago. Focusing on one component of funerary practice:

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564891003648092


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