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Evidence for Social and Cultural Change in Central Vanuatu Between 3000 and 2000 BP: Comparing Funerary and Dietary Patterns of the First and Later Generations at Teouma, Efate

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


ABSTRACT: In the southern Melanesian islands of Vanuatu, as in New Caledonia, Fiji, and West Polynesia, the archaeological record indicates significant shifts in aspects such as patterns of settlement and mobility, landscape use, and pottery production, some 500 years (2500 BP) after initial colonization. The relatively uniform Lapita Cultural Complex, the first manifestation of human activity on these islands, was transformed in each archipelago into various distinctive cultural entities....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2014.921958


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