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Early Lapita subsistence: Evidence from Kamgot, Anir Islands, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

by Mark Horrocks last modified 2019-12-18 06:54 AM

Summerhayes GR, Leavesley M, Fairbairn A, Horrocks M, McPherson S, Crowther A. 2019. In: Bedford S, Spriggs M (eds) Debating Lapita: Distribution, chronology, society and subsistence. Terra Australis 52. Canberra, ANU Press. Pp. 379-402.


Over several decades there has been much discussion regarding the nature of Early Lapita subsistence, and in particular whether domesticated animals and horticulture were central components or whether initial Lapita subsistence strategies relied primarily upon marine resources. Here, we assess the evidence for subsistence during the earlier phases of occupation at Kamgot, Anir Islands, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, particularly through the lens of terrestrial versus marine components.

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