The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Lapita sherds

A sherd, or potsherd, refers to any piece of broken pottery. These sherds of Lapita pottery were collected from Bourewa and show the distinctive designs by which Lapita is known. A dentate stamp, a small comb-like tool is impressed into the pot surface to create complex designs and is the most important means of identifying Lapita pottery. Text courtesy of Simon Fraser University.

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