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Identification of the first reported Lapita cremation in the Pacific Islands using archaeological, forensic and contemporary burning evidence

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


Burnt human remains excavated from a scoop feature from a cemetery at Teouma, Vanuatu in the western Pacific (∼2850 BP) were examined to assess the nature of the deposit. Possible scenarios explaining the reason the bone was burnt and interred were asse

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.11.020


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