Tongan Archaeology and the Tongan Past, 2850–150 B.P.

@article{Burley1998TonganAA,
  title={Tongan Archaeology and the Tongan Past, 2850–150 B.P.},
  author={David V Burley},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={1998},
  volume={12},
  pages={337-392}
}
  • D. Burley
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Journal of World Prehistory
Archaeological research in the Kingdom of Tonga has documented a continuous sequence of human settlement, adaptation, and change for the period 2850–150 B.P. Tongan culture history is synthesized using a four phase chronology that includes an Early Eastern Lapita Ceramic Period, a Polynesian Plain Ware Ceramic Period, an aceramic Formative Development Period, and a Complex Centralized Chiefdom Period. Beyond description of the archaeological record for this chronology, discussions center on a… Expand
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