Lapita Patterns The Lapita culture emerged in Oceania around 1500 BC in the north east of Papua New Guinea, Solomon islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fidji... And is linked to the austronesians people. They are well known for their pottery and its typical patterns.
Lapita find could spark more exploration in Fiji's north. A chance find of Lapita pottery in Fiji's north last month is expected to spark further interest in the ancient people who settled islands in the Pacific. An example of Lapita pottery [Credit: RNZ/Veronika Meduna]