Post-Lapita Evolutions or Revolutions? Interaction and Exchange in Island Melanesia: The View from the Tanga Islands
The focus of this thesis is the period of apparent cultural ‘transition’ or transformation in the archaeology of Island Melanesia in the closing centuries of the third millennium BP. This transformation has long been tied to an ill-defined and much debated ‘Incised and Applied Relief’ ceramic tradition, and in the western part of this region is seen as marking the ‘end’ of Lapita in the transition from the ‘Late Lapita’ to ‘Post-Lapita’ periods. I examine this ‘transition’ by taking a...[Show more]
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