Diving for pottery: Lapita in Jacquinot Bay, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Leavesley, Matthew G., and Sarar, Andrew (2013) Diving for pottery: Lapita in Jacquinot Bay, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea. University of Otago Studies in Archaeology, 25. pp. 171-174.

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[Extract] Although the Bismarck Archipelago is well known for Lapita archaeology, within New Britain research has focussed on only a few selected areas: the north eastern tip of East New Britain including the offshore islands of Watom (Anson et al. 2005) and the Duke of Yorks (White 2007); the Willaumez Peninsula and surrounds (Specht and Summerhayes 2007, Specht and Torrence 2007 a and b); the coast west of the Willaumez Peninsula along the Kove/Kombe coastline (Lilley 1991); and the south west coast from the Arawe Islands to Kandrian (see Summerhayes 2000 for an overview). These regions have provided a vast quantity of archaeological data reflecting human behaviour, including pre-Lapita, Lapita and post-Lapita. One area, however, that has seen relatively little attention is the Pomio District, the south coast of East New Britain. Apart from a reconnaissance expedition by Specht over 40 years ago, little archaeological research has been undertaken in the Pomio District and relatively few archaeological sites have been recorded for the region. In this short paper we introduce a new Lapita site from Jacquinot Bay.

Item ID: 29941
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2324-433X
Keywords: ceramic; pottery; Lapita; Jacquinot Bay; New Britain; Papua New Guinea
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 02:49
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl New Zealand) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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