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Lapita on an Island in the mangroves, the earliest human occupation at Qoqo Island, southwest Viti Levu, Fiji

Nunn, Patrick D. and Matararaba, S. and Kumar, Roselyn R.D. and Pene, Conway and Yuen, Linda B.K. and Pastorizo, M.R. (2006) Lapita on an Island in the mangroves, the earliest human occupation at Qoqo Island, southwest Viti Levu, Fiji. Archaeology in New Zealand, 49 (3). pp. 205-212. ISSN 0113-7832

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    Abstract

    In November–December 2004 a research team from the University of the South Pacific and the Fiji Museum undertook geoarchaeological inves¬tigations along the coast of the Rove Peninsula, part of southwest Viti Levu Island (Figure 1A) where evidence for Lapita-era occupation had been found on previous occasions (Kumar et al., 2004; Nunn et al., 2004). The main target was the extensive, early-period site at Bourewa but we were also shown a collection of pottery from nearby Qoqo Island (by owner Peter Jones) that included a dentate-stamped sherd that led to mapping and excavation of that island’s coastal flat.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
    Divisions: Office of the PVC (R&I)
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006 19:39
    Last Modified: 14 May 2012 14:50
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4066
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