Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific Crossroads: The archaeology of discovery, interaction and the emergence of the ethnographic present

  • Spriggs, Matthew (PI)
  • Bedford, Stuart (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    This project addresses the archaeological record of northern Vanuatu, a significant crossroads region of the Southwest Pacific, from its initial human settlement some 3000 years ago through to the recent past. Through the application of a multi-disciplinary analytical approach, this research contributes towards the establishment of a detailed picture of inter- and intra-archipelago interaction, settlement pattern, subsistence and cultural transformations. The project has the potential to contribute both on a regional and on an international level to debates on human colonisation, patterns of social interaction and the drivers of social change in island contexts.
    Effective start/end date21/02/0520/02/09


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$490,000.00


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