Far Western, Western, and Eastern Lapita: A Re-Evaluation

  title={Far Western, Western, and Eastern Lapita: A Re-Evaluation},
  author={Glenn R. Summerhayes},
  journal={Asian Perspectives},
  pages={109 - 138}
Lapita assemblages from the western Pacific have been regionalized into stylistic boundaries or provinces, known as Far Western, Western, and Eastern, and it has been thought that differences between them are partly temporal (Far Western) and mainly a result of isolation after the initial colonization of the area (Western versus Eastern). This paper assesses these constructions by comparing dentate decorated Lapita pottery from assemblages in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea, with assemblages… Expand
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