PNG Archaeology Field School Image Gallery

12th October 2022

This unique opportunity was developed by Dr Ben Shaw to involve students from the Australian National and the University of Papua New Guinea in cutting-edge archaeological research on Panaeati Island in the visually stunning island province of Milne Bay. Participants were hosted by the local community and stayed together in Lolou village. Over the course of 2.5 weeks, they excavated a 4,500-year-old habitation site to reveal new information about a poorly understood but very significant time of innovation and interaction in the human past.

Here's a glimpse into the amazing adventures of the crew! 


Access the video gallery here.


Access the team's radio NBC PNG interview here.


Image Gallery


Excavation shots at the Mumwa site 2829

Independence Day celebrations where the team were special guests, welcomed in by traditional dances. 30


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