Below is a list with related publications on the theme and background on Fiji


Addison, D. J., and E. Matisoo-Smith. 2010. Rethinking Polynesian origins: a West-Polynesia triple I model. Archaeology in Oceania 45:1–12.

Allen, M. S. 1996. Style and function in East-Polynesian fishhooks. Antiquity 70:97–116.

American Anthropological Association (2006). Code of Ethnics of the American Anthropological Association.

Bedford, S., and G. Clark. 2001. The rise and rise of the incised and applied relief tradition: a review and reassessment. In The archaeology of Lapita dispersal in Oceania. G. Clark, S. Bedford, and T. Vunidilo, eds. Terra Australis 17. Pp. 61–74. Canberra: Australian National University.

Bedford, S., and M. Spriggs. 2008. Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific crossroads: the archaeology of discovery, interaction, and the emergence of the “ethnographic present.” Asian Perspectives 47:95–119.

Bell, F. L. 1931. The place of food in the social life of central Polynesia. Oceania 2:117–135.

Best, S. B. 1984. Lakeba: The Prehistory of a Fijian Island. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Auckland. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Best, S. B. 2002. Lapita: A View From the East. New Zealand Archaeological Monograph 24. New Zealand Archaeological Association Publications, Auckland Museum, Auckland.

Burley, David V. 2005. Mid-sequence archaeology at the Sigatoka Sand Dunes with interpretive implications for Fijian and Oceanic culture history. Asian Perspectives 44:320–348.

Burley, David V.  2012. Exploration as a strategic process in the Lapita settlement of Fiji: the implications of Vorovoro Island. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 3(1):22–34.

Burley, D. V., A. Barton, W. R. Dickinson, S. P. Connaughton, and K. Taché. 2010. Nukuleka as a founder colony for West Polynesian settlement: new insights from recent excavations. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1:128–144.

Burley, David V.  2013. Fijian Polygenesis and the Melanesian/Polynesian Divide. Current Anthropology 54(4): 436-462.

Burley, D. V., and J. Connaughton. 2010. Completing the story: a late dentate stamped Lapita pot from Sigatoka, Fiji. Archaeology in Oceania 45:130–132.

Burley, D. V., and S. P. Connaughton. 2007. First Lapita settlement and its chronology in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga. Radiocarbon 49(1):131–137.

Burley, D. V., and W. R. Dickinson. 2001. Origin and significance of a founding settlement in Polynesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(20):11829–11831.

Burley, D. V., K. Taché, M. Purser, and J. Naucabalavu. 2011. An archaeology of salt production in Fiji. Antiquity 85:1187–1200.

Burley D, V., M. I. Weisler, and J. X. Zhao. 2012. High precision U/Th dating of first Polynesian settlement. PLoS ONE 7(11):e48769.

Clark, G. R. 2000. Post-Lapita Fiji: cultural transformation in the mid-sequence. PhD dissertation, Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra.

Clark, G. R., and A. Anderson, eds. 2009a. The early prehistory of Fiji. Terra Australis 31. Canberra: Australian National University.

Clark, G. R., and A. Anderson. 2009b. Site chronology and a review of radiocarbon dates from Fiji. In The early prehistory of Fiji. G. Clark and A. Anderson, eds. Terra Australis 31. Pp. 153–182. Canberra: Australian National University.

Clunie, F. 1986. Yalo i Viti. Suva: Fiji Museum.

Cochrane, E. E. 2002. Explaining the prehistory of ceramic technology on Waya Island, Fiji. Archaeology in Oceania 37:37–50.

Cochrane, E. E.. 2009b. Evolutionary explanation and the record of interest: using evolutionary archaeology and dual-inheritance theory to explain the archaeological record. In Pattern and process in cultural evolution. S. Shennan, ed. Pp. 113–132. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Connaughton, S. P. 2007. Can we dig it? Archaeology of ancestral Polynesian society in Tonga: a first look from Falevai. In Oceanic explorations: Lapita and Western Pacific settlement. S. Bedford, C. Sand, and S. P. Connaughton, eds. Terra Australis 26. Pp. 199–212. Canberra: Australian National University.

Derrick, R. A. 1950. A history of Fiji (revised). Suva: Government Press.

Dickinson, W. R. 2001. Petrography and geologic provenance of sand tempers in prehistoric potsherds from Fiji and Vanuatu, South Pacific. Geoarchaeology 16(3):275–322.

Dickinson, W. R., and Patrick D. Nunn. 2013. Petrography of sand tempers in Lapita potsherds from the Rove Peninsula, southwest Viti Levu, Fiji. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 4:1–17

Field, J. S. 2004. Environmental and climatic considerations: a hypothesis for conflict and the emergence of social complexity in Fijian prehistory. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 23:79–99.

Field, J. S. 2004. Environmental and climatic considerations: a hypothesis for conflict and the emergence of social complexity in Fijian prehistory. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 23:79–99.

Field, J. S., E. E. Cochrane, and D. M. Greenlee. 2009. Dietary change in Fijian prehistory: isotopic analyses of human and animal skeletal material. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1547–1556.

Geraghty, Paul A. 1983. The history of the Fijian languages. Oceanic Linguistics, Special Publication 19. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Geraghty, Paul A. 1994. “Proto Central Pacific fishnames”. AK Pawley & MD Ross (eds), Austronesian terminologies: continuity and change, Pacific Linguistics C127, Canberra: ANU Press, 141-69.

Geraghty, Paul A.1996. Pottery in Fiji: a preliminary survey of locations and terminology. In, Davidson, Janet, Geoffrey Irwin, Foss Leach, Andrew Pawley & Dorothy Brown (eds), Oceanic Culture History: Essays in Honour of Roger Green. Special publication. Dunedin North: New Zealand Journal of Archaeology, 421-31.

Gifford, E. W. 1951. Archaeological excavations in Fiji. University of California Anthropological Records 13:189–288.

Green, R. C. 1963. A suggested revision of the Fijian sequence. Journal of the Polynesian Society 72:235–253.

Hiroa, T. R. (Buck, P. H.). 1930. Samoan material culture. Bulletin 75. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum

Hocart, A. M. 1929. Lau Islands, Fiji. Bulletin 62. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

Jones, Sharyn 2009a. Food and Gender in Fiji: Ethnoarchaeological Explorations. Lexington Books/ Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham and New York.

Jones, S. 2009b. A long-term perspective on biodiversity and marine resource exploitation in Fiji’s Lau Group. Pacific Science 63(4):617-648.

Jones, S., D. W. Steadman, and P. O’Day. 2007a. Archaeological Investigations on the Small Islands of Aiwa Levu and Aiwa Lailai, Lau Group, Fiji.  Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 2:72-98.

Jones, S., P. O’Day and S. Connaughton. 2007b. New Archaeological Insights from the Central Lau Group, Fiji.  Domodomo, Vol. 20. The Journal of the Fiji Museum.

Kirch, P. V. 1997. The Lapita people: ancestors of the Oceanic world. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Kirch, P. V. 2000. On the road of the winds: an archaeological history of the Pacific Islands before European contact. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kirch, P. V.  2010. How chiefs became kings: divine kingship and the rise of archaic states in ancient Hawaii. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kirch, P. V., and R. Green. 2001. Hawaiiki, ancestral Polynesia: an essay in historical anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kumar, Roselyn R. 2007. Petrographic character and provenance of Lapita-era potsherds from Moturiki Island in central Fiji: implications for early human ceramic exchange. Department of Earth Science, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Marshall, Y. 1985. Who made Lapita pots? A case study in gender archaeology. Journal of the Polynesian Society 94:205–233.

Marshall, Y., A. Crosby, S. Matararaba, and S. Wood. 2000. Sigatoka: the shifting sands of Fijian prehistory. Monograph 1, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton. Southampton: Oxbow.

Nunn, P. D. 2007. Echoes from a distance: progress report on research into the Lapita occupation of the Rove Peninsula, southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji. In Oceanic explorations: Lapita and western Pacific settlement. S. Bedford, C. Sand, and S. P. Connaughton, eds. Terra Australis 26. Pp. 163–176. Canberra: Australian National University.

Nunn, P. D.  2009. Geographical influences on settlement-location choices by initial colonizers: a case study of the Fiji Islands. Geographical Research 47(3):306–319.

Nunn, P. D., R. Kumar, S. Matararaba, T. Ishimura, J. Seeto, S. Rayawa, S. Kuruyawa, et al. 2004. Early Lapita settlement site at Bourewa, southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Archaeology in Oceania 39:139–143.

O’Day, S. Jones 2004a.  Past and Present Perspectives on Secular Ritual: Food and the Fisherwomen of the Lau Islands, Fiji, pp.153-161. In, Behaviour Behind Bones: The zooarchaeology of ritual, religion, status, and identity, edited by S. J. O’Day, W. Van Neer, and A. Ervynck. Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK.

O’Day, S. Jones 2004b. Marine Resource Exploitation and Diversity in Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaii: Bringing Together Multiple Lines of Evidence to Interpret the Past. Archaeofauna 13:97-108.

O’Day, S. Jones, O’Day, P., and Steadman, D. W. 2003. Defining the Lau Context: Recent Findings on Nayau, Lau Islands, Fiji. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 25:31-56.

Pandolfi, J., M., J. B. C. Jackson, N. Baron, R. H. Bradbury, H. M. Guzman, T. P. Hughes, C. V. Kappel, F. Micheli, J. C. Ogden, H. P. Possingham, and E. Sala. 2005. Are U.S. Coral Reefs on the slippery slope to slime? Science 307:1725-1726.

Pauly, D., Alder, J., Bennett, E., Christensen, V., Tyedmers, P., and R. Watson. 2003. The future for fisheries. Science 302(5649);1359-1361.

Reid, A. C. 1977. The fruit of the Rewa: oral traditions and the growth of the pre-Christian Lakeba state. Journal of Pacific History 12:2–24.

Sahlins, M. D. 1963. Poor man, rich man, big man, chief: political types in Melanesia and Polynesia. Comparative Studies in Society and History 5:285–303.

Seeto, Johnson, Patrick D. Nunn, and Shalni Sanjana. 2012. Human-mediated prehistoric marine extinction in the tropical Pacific? Understanding the presence of Hippopus hippopus (Linn. 1758) in ancient shell middens on the Rove Peninsula, southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Geoarchaeology 27(1):2–17.

Sheppard, P. 2011. Lapita colonization across the near/remote Oceania boundary. Current Anthropology 52(6):799–840.

Society for American Archaeology. 2006. SAA Principles of Archaeological Ethics.

Thomas, Frank R., Patrick D. Nunn, Tamara Osborne, Roselyn Kumar, Francis Areki, Sepeti Matararaba, David Steadman, and Geoff Hope. 2004. Recent Archaeological Findings at Qaranilaca Cave, Vanuabalavu Island, Fiji. Archaeology in Oceania 39: 42-49.

Thompson, L. 1938. The culture history of the Lau Islands, Fiji. American Anthropologist 40:181–197.

Thompson, L. 1940. Southern Lau, Fiji: an ethnography. Bulletin 162. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum.

Valentin, F., M. Spriggs, S. Bedford, and H. Buckley. 2011. Vanuatu mortuary practices over 3 millennia: Lapita to the early European contact period. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 2(2):49–65.

Vuki, V., Zann, L. P., Naqasima M., and M. Vuki. 2000. The Fiji Islands. In, Seas at the Millennium: An Environmental Evaluation. Volume II, edited by Charles R.C. Sheppard, pp. 751-764. Pergamon, Oxford, UK.

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