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Record number 29983
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 ofthe 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.
Creator Photographer: unknown. Researcher: Green, Roger Curtis .
Date 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 Date notes: Digital photos created 2002. Pottery found 1972-1976
Subject Pottery, Ceramics, Lapita
Category: Archaeology
Activity type: Material culture
Peoples: Lapita
Geographical World Region: Melanesia. / Country: Solomon Islands. / Province or Region: Temotu. / District: Reef Islands.
Site Name: Nenumbo
Site Reference: SE-RF-2
Time Period Excavation Details: 1972-1976
Publisher Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland
Type Image
Format No TIFF or JP2000 images available. Digital image. Print: None.
Source Collection Name: Lapita. CD No. UOA_APA_062
Record ID: 5957
Part of Anthropology Photographic Archive [ANTHPD]
References 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 ZealandBull. 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 ofAnthropology, University of Auckland. 30 pp.
Label lapitafacesherddiscoveredatthenenumbositeinthesolomonislandsinthe1970'sbyauniversityofaucklandresearcherthisfragmentmeasuring3inchesacrossisthoughttodatebackto1000bcitdepictsthefaceofthelapitaculture,ananci
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