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Moiapu 3: Settlement on Moiapu Hill at the very end of Lapita, Caution Bay hinterland

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The Caution Bay archaeological project on the south coast of mainland Papua New Guinea has excavated 122 sites over a 9 km² area. Lapita ceramics appear at a number of sites at c. 2900 cal. BP. Here we present the results of excavations at Moiapu 3, a site that helps define the end of the dentate-stamped Lapita phase of this region. It is suggested that the decline and ultimate cessation of dentate stamping related to a loss of symbolism during a period of major socioeconomic readjustment and innovation.
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David, B. O., Aplin, K., Peck, H., Skelly, R., Leavesley, M., Mialanes, J., … Ford, A. (2019). Moiapu 3: Settlement on Moiapu Hill at the very end of Lapita, Caution Bay hinterland. In S. Bedford & M. Spriggs (Eds.), Debating Lapita: Distribution, Chronology, Society and Subsistence (pp. 61–88). Canberra, Australia: ANU Press. https://doi.org/10.22459/TA52.2019.03
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2019
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ANU Press
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This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).