The SAC Burial Ground, Watom Island, Papua New Guinea

  title={The SAC Burial Ground, Watom Island, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Roger Curtis Green and Dimitri Anson and Jim Specht},
Discussion of the burial practices associated with the Lapita cultural complex has previously been limited through lack of evidence. This is rectified by presenting the basic mortuary data on a sample of eight adult inhumations from the SAC burial ground in the Reber-Rakival Lapita site on Watom Island and comparing them with three individual burials from Lapita sites in Fiji and Tonga. A common preference for burial in flexed positions within a small rounded pit feature is evident in the… CONTINUE READING


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