Lapita pottery discovered for the first time in Vanua Levu

Lapita pottery discovered for the first time in Vanua Levu

By fijivillage.com
Tuesday 26/07/2011
For the first time ever, Lapita pottery has been discovered on Vanua Levu.

The pottery dating back 1100BC has been found on Vorovoro Island near Labasa.

Fiji Museum Chief Archeologist, Sepeti Matararaba said they thought Bourewa in Nadroga was the first settlement in Fiji however with this new find at Vorovoro, it meant that the first people to come to Fiji not only settled in Baurewa but split up and also settled in Vorovoro.  

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