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Record 1 of 1 Record ID: 5957 Category: Archaeology

Image No: 062/M_3_089_001
Date: 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976
Title: Lapita face sherd. Discovered at the Nenumbo site in the Solomon Islands in the 1970's by a University of Auckland researcher this fragment measuring 3 inches across is thought to date back to 1000 BC. It depicts the face of the Lapita culture, an ancient sea-faring peoples thought to be the common ancestor of the contemporary cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and some areas of Melanesia.
Subject: Pottery , Ceramics , Lapita
Researcher: Green, Roger Curtis
Photographer: unknown
Peoples: Lapita
Activity Types: Material culture
Place Melanesia | Solomon Islands | Temotu | Reef Islands |
Collection Name: Lapita
Site Name: Nenumbo
Site Reference: SE-RF-2
Reference: Green, R.C. 1976. Lapita Sites in the Santa Cruz Group. In. R.C. Green and M.M. Cresswell (eds) Southeast Solomon Islands Cultural History: a Preliminary Survey, pp. 245-65. Wellington: Royal Society of New Zealand Bull. 11, Green, R.C. 1978. New Sites with Lapita Pottery and their implications for an understanding of the settlement of the Western Pacific. Working Papers in Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics and Maori Studies. 51.Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland. 30 pp.
Resource Type: Image
Image Type: Digital
Negative Format: 8000 KB
Film Type: Digital image
Print Type: None
Provenance: Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland
Copyright Owner: Unknown
More Information Available: No