Lapita find could spark more exploration in Fiji's north.  A chance find of Lapita pottery in Fiji's north last month is expected to spark further interest in the ancient people who settled islands in the Pacific. An example of Lapita pottery [Credit: RNZ/Veronika Meduna]

Lapita find could spark more exploration in Fiji's north. A chance find of Lapita pottery in Fiji's north last month is expected to spark further interest in the ancient people who settled islands in the Pacific. An example of Lapita pottery [Credit: RNZ/Veronika Meduna]

Polinésia - Lapita Olaria

Polinésia - Lapita Olaria

Lapita Patterns  The Lapita culture emerged in Oceania around 1500 BC in the north east of Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fidji... And is linked to the austronesians people. They are well known for their pottery and its typical patterns.

Lapita Patterns The Lapita culture emerged in Oceania around 1500 BC in the north east of Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fidji... And is linked to the austronesians people. They are well known for their pottery and its typical patterns.

Portrait and profile views of Juan Tepano, 1880s.   Engravings after the drawing of Hjalmar Stolpe, a Swedish ethnographer.

Portrait and profile views of Juan Tepano, 1880s. Engravings after the drawing of Hjalmar Stolpe, a Swedish ethnographer.

Pacific migration routes - The ancestors of modern-day Māori made their way from the South-East Asian and Micronesian regions into what came to be known as Polynesia in the Pacific. They travelled northwards to Hawaii and to Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east. They also made their way to New Zealand.

Pacific migration routes - The ancestors of modern-day Māori made their way from the South-East Asian and Micronesian regions into what came to be known as Polynesia in the Pacific. They travelled northwards to Hawaii and to Rapanui (Easter Island) in the east. They also made their way to New Zealand.

petroglyphs-ana-o-keke-virgin-cave-entrance.jpg (1090×732)

petroglyphs-ana-o-keke-virgin-cave-entrance.jpg (1090×732)

colour photo of kneeling figure carved from red stone, head splashed with white. A triangular hill is in the background and the sea in the top right

colour photo of kneeling figure carved from red stone, head splashed with white. A triangular hill is in the background and the sea in the top right

Stock Photo : Unique kneeling 'tukaturi' moai, discovered by Thor Heyerdahl, Easter Island.

Stock Photo : Unique kneeling 'tukaturi' moai, discovered by Thor Heyerdahl, Easter Island.

052 1800s  Hawaiian Polynesian Basalt stone carved ancestor statue / head

052 1800s Hawaiian Polynesian Basalt stone carved ancestor statue / head

052 1800s Hawaiian Polynesian Basalt stone carved ancestor statue / head

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