added by archaeologs A series of islands off Papua New Guinea with sites of the Lapita cultural complex and Pleistocene rock shelters. Occupation goes back more than 30,000 years and obsidian was brought there 20,000 years ago. There was new fauna brought by humans in the Late Pleistocene and mid-Holocene.
added by archaeologs See Melanesia, New Britain.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983