August 17, 2022
Archaeology Asia Pacific news Pacific islands Papua New Guinea Research

New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration

Archaeologists say find of tools and bones changes our understanding of the Lapita people, the first to make landfall in Remote Oceania

The peopling of the Pacific is one of the most significant migrations in human history. And now an archaeological discovery on a small island in Papua New Guinea has recast the early scope of this settlement, in a finding archaeologists say could explain the migration east three millennia ago.

The unearthing of animal bones and tools on Brooker Island, 200km east of mainland Papua New Guinea, suggests that the migration of Lapita people throughout Papua New Guinea was far more extensive than previously thought.

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