Reconnecting the Histories of Papuan, Oceanic and Australian Seascapes

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project aims to reconnect the histories of Papuan, Oceanic and Australian seascapes that were created by the arrival of Lapita seafarers 3000 years ago. Archaeological investigations can address the problem that international research in to the Lapita diaspora remains focused eastward and needs to be oriented to incorporate known connections with Papuan and Australian seascapes. Expected outcomes include enhanced research capacity achieved through international collaboration and an improved understanding of histories fragmented by colonial experience. Outcomes can increase regulatory capacity engendering conservation, social and economic benefits that contribute to cohesive regional legislative responses to economic and social change.
Effective start/end date20/12/2119/12/24


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$111,694.00