Archaeological Dig

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Archaeological Dig at Teouma

One day following their arrival in Port Vila, most of the group travelled to the Vanuatu National Museum's archaeological sight at Teouma in South Efate.  Teouma has turned out to be the earliest archaeological site yet found in Vanuatu, dating back more than 3,000 years.  The group witnessed the extraordinary finds made in the course of the dig and really enjoyed an absorbing presentation by Professor Matthew Spriggs.  Shortly before the group's arrival two more skeletons had been found (see photograph) together with yet more shards of Lapita pottery.  Most of those who made the journey to Teouma voted it one of the most interesting activities of the visit to Vanuatu.  Thank you Professor Spriggs and the Museum team who made it all possible.