Vernot's team studied DNA from 35 Melanesians at 11 locations in the Bismarck Archipelago
Australia had gained control of the Bismarck Archipelago
and other island groups from Germany as a result of the post-WWI Treaty of Versailles.
Keywords: Lapita pottery, Bayesian calibration, Bismarck Archipelago
, Remote Oceania, dispersal
Although our results throw out the likelihood of any maternal ancestry in Taiwan for the Polynesians, they don't preclude the possibility of a Taiwanese linguistic or cultural influence on the Bismarck Archipelago
at that time," explained Richards.
This paper demonstrates the potential of two novel sources of data for drawing back Kirch's veil of rime and sheds new light on the social antecedents of Lapita pottery in the Bismarck Archipelago
Northeastern New Guinea and the islands of the Bismarck Archipelago
were annexed by Germany in 1884.
He suspected that seafaring people who left Taiwan over 3,000 years ago moved through Southeast Asian islands and eventually reached the Bismarck Archipelago
, just northeast of New Guinea.
Within a few years, this name would be applied to similar pottery distributed geographically from the Bismarck Archipelago
in the west to Samoa in the east.
The earliest settlers of the Western Pacific carried along with them distinctive elaborately decorated pottery and obsidian from their immediate homeland region in the Bismarck Archipelago
, where obsidian had been widely used since the Pleistocene (Fredericksen 1997; Summerhayes et al.
During the Kiki phase obsidian came from the Bismarck Archipelago
, metavolcanic adzes and chert from the main Solomons, and further obsidians from the Banks Islands to the south.
He was a sergeant serving in the Pacific Theatre, participating in the Bismarck Archipelago
operations, and the defense of Piva Yoke.
For the first time, biogeographers, archaeologists and conservation workers have a resource which sets out the past and present distribution of birds from the Bismarck Archipelago
to Easter Island.
In an early computer study of Lapita pottery designs, Green (1979: 44) identified a western style from the Bismarck Archipelago
to Vanuatu-New Caledonia, and an eastern style in Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
To our knowledge, other fossil evidence of possible food plants associated with Lapita reported to date is restricted to the Bismarck Archipelago
, Near Oceania (Fig.
The geological and archaeological signatures at the site of Kupona na Dari on the Willaumez Peninsula, West New Britain provide important new data about human colonisation of the Bismarck Archipelago