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Lapita and the temporal geography of prehistory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

John Edward Terrell
Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road & Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60605, USA.
Robert L. Welsch
Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road & Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60605, USA.
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Ambrose (this issue, above) and Sand (this issue, above) reported on Lapita in the specific, without being parochial in their concerns. This paper looks at the largest Lapita picture, but is itself in turn based on new reports in the specific, here from the coast of Papua New Guinea which is key for the relations in space, in time and in cultural affinity of whatever human it is that Lapita is.

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