Abstract

The remains of an individual interred about the middle of the first millenium BC, in association with Lapita ceramics, on the island of Lakeba in the Lau group of Fiji, have been examined. The long bones were robust and showed marked bowing and other evidence of considerable muscularity. The femur had an oval fovea and marked platymeria (index 71). Stature was estimated at 1,715 mm. The incomplete jaw was of 'rocker' form on one side and showed a very slight antegonial notch on the other. The morphology of this individual is fully compatible with the known Polynesian skeletal phenotype.

 
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Short Form
Houghton, 1989, Rec. Aust. Mus. 41(3): 327–329
Author
P. Houghton
Year
1989
Title
The Lapita-associated human material from Lakeba, Fiji
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
41
Issue
3
Start Page
327
End Page
329
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.41.1989.148
Language
English
Date Published
30 November 1989
Cover Date
30 November 1989
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ARCHAEOLOGY; NEW GUINEA; OCEAN: PACIFIC
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24 November 2008
Available Online
08 December 2008
Reference Number
148
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