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Radiocarbon dating of burials from the Teouma Lapita cemetery, Efate, Vanuatu

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

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The discovery of a cemetery at Teouma on the island of Efate in Vanuatu dated to c. 3000 years ago increased the number of early Pacific human remains available for study by nearly an order of magnitude and provided for the first time the ability to study the population dynamics of these early colonizers. The cemetery also provided an opportunity to investigate the chronological development of such a unique site. Although identified short-lived plant materials are favoured for dating...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74959
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.07.002

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