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Talofa lava! The Tropical Pacific Dig Diaries will track various archaeological projects in the Pacific Islands run by me, Dr Ethan Cochrane, from the University of Auckland Department of Anthropology. I am currently running a Faculty of Arts funded project on `Upolu Island, Samoa, looking for archaeological evidence of early Lapita colonisation in collaboration with colleagues from the National University of Samoa (NUS) and the NUS Centre for Samoan Studies. This blog will contain regular field updates, news from ongoing analyses and future work.

Nu'utele island off the southeastern coast of 'Upolu, Samoa

Nu’utele island off the southeastern coast of ‘Upolu, Samoa