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Faces of the Teouma Lapita People: Art, Accuracy and Facial Approximation

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


In 2008 we completed facial approximations of four individuals from the early Lapita Culture, a seafaring people who were the first to settle the islands of the Western Pacific circa 3000 years ago. Typically an approximation is performed as a 3D sculpture or using computer graphics. We chose to sketch what we have been able to determine from the remains because the artistic conventions of drawing work with visual perception in ways that are more complementary to the knowledge, theories and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Leonardo: Art Science and Technology
DOI: 10.1162/leon.2009.42.3.284
Access Rights: Open Access


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