Lapita Pottery Archaeological Sites

Lapita Pottery Archaeological Sites is part of the Tentative list of Tonga in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Netherlands - 21-Jan-20 -

Lapita Pottery Archaeological Sites (T) by Christravelblog

Not sure what to think of this. I visited Tonga for 1 week and explored mostly the main island (maybe in the Ha'apai it's better?) where there is also a location. First of all, nobody knew about the Lapita Pottery SITES (they know about the pottery). It's not included in any tour.

I visited the Nukuleka site. It's there. But there is no excavations at the moment going on. It's just covered up and you cannot see anything. I tried to find pottery in a museum in Tonga but I was told what was there was taken abroad.

WHS? I do understand the value of Lapita pottery, but the sites themselves don't have any interesting value. I think it's a great museum piece and that's it.

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Lapita Pottery Archaeological Sites
2007 Added to Tentative List

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Lapita Pottery Archaeological Sites: Nukuleka (T)
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