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Publications - Bedford, Stuart

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Journal articles

  • Spriggs, M & Bedford, S (2014). Scurvy in a tropical paradise? Evaluating the possibility of infant and adult vitamin C deficiency in the Lapita skeletal sample of Teouma, Vanuatu, Pacific islands International Journal of Paleopathology. Vol. 5 72-85.
  • Kinaston, R, Buckley, H, Valentin, F et al (2014). Lapita Diet in Remote Oceania: New Stable Isotope Evidence from the 3000-Year-Old Teouma Site, Efate Island, Vanuatu PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science). Vol. 9 Jan-18.
  • Horrocks, M, Nieuwoudt, M, Kinaston, R et al (2013). Microfossil and Fourier Transform InfraRed analyses of Lapita and post-Lapita human dental calculus from Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Vol. Online (published dates tbc) Jan-17.
  • Dickinson, W, Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2013). Petrography of Temper Sands in 112 Reconstructed Lapita Pottery Vessels from Teouma (Efate): Archaeological implications and relations to other Vanuatu tempers Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Vol. 4 Jan-20.
  • Robb, K, Buckley, H, Spriggs, M et al (2012). Cortical Index of Three prehistoric Human Pacific Island Samples International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Vol. 22 284-293.
  • Valentin, F, Bedford, S, Spriggs, M et al (2011). Vanuatu Mortuary Practices over Three Millennia: Lapita to the Early European Contact Period Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Vol. 2 49-65.
  • Reepmeyer, C, Spriggs, M, Bedford, S et al (2011). Provenance and technology of lithic artifacts from the Teouma Lapita site, Vanuatu Asian Perspectives. Vol. 49 205-225.
  • Bedford, S (2011). Journal Comment: Lapita Colonization across the Near/Remote Oceania Boundary Current Anthropology. Vol. 52 .
  • Bedford, S, Buckley, H, Valentin, F et al (2011). Lapita Burials, a New Lapita Cemetery and Post-Lapita Burials from Malakula, Northern Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific Journal of Pacific Archaeology. Vol. 2 26-48.
  • White, A, Worthy, T, Hawkins, S et al (2010). Megafaunal meiolaniid horned turtles survived until early human settlement in Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 107 15512-15516.
  • Valentin, F, Bedford, S, Buckley, H et al (2010). Lapita burial practices: evidence for complex body and bone treatment at the Teouma cemetery, Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Vol. 5 212-235.
  • Valentin, F, Buckley, H, Herrscher, E et al (2010). Lapita subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns in the community of Teouma (Efate, Vanuatu) Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 37 1820-1829.
  • Storey, A, Spriggs, M, Bedford, S et al (2010). Mitochondrial DNA from 3000-year old chickens at the Teouma site, Vanuatu Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 37 2459-2468.
  • Scott, R, Buckley, H, Spriggs, M et al (2010). Identification of the first reported Lapita cremation in the Pacific Islands using archaeological, forensic and contemporary burning evidence Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 37 901-909.
  • Kononenko, N, Bedford, S & Reepmeyer, C (2010). Functional analysis of late Holocene flaked and pebble stone artefacts from Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 45 13-20.
  • Horrocks, M & Bedford, S (2010). Introduced Dioscorea spp. starch in Lapita and later deposits, Vao Island, Vanuatu New Zealand Journal of Botany. Vol. 48 179-183.
  • Valentin, F, Spriggs, M, Bedford, S et al (2009). Une analyse diachronique des pratiques funeraires prehistoriques du centre du Vanuatu (A diachronic analysis of prehistoric burial practices in central Vanuatu) Journal Societe des Oceanistes. Vol. 128 39-52.
  • Kinaston, R, Buckley, H, Halcrow, S et al (2009). Investigating foetal and perinatal mortality in prehistoric skeletal samples: a case study from a 3000-year-old Pacific Island cemetery site Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 36 2780-2787.
  • Horrocks, M, Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2009). A short note on banana (Musa) phytoliths in Lapita, immediately post-Lapita and modern period archaeological deposits from Vanuatu Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 36 2048-2054.
  • Hayes, S, Valentin, F, Buckley, H et al (2009). Faces of the Teouma Lapita People: Art, Accuracy and Facial Approximation Leonardo: Art Science and Technology. Vol. 42 284-285.
  • Bedford, S, Dickinson, W, Green, R et al (2009). Detritus of Empire: Seventeenth Century Spanish Pottery from Taumako, Southeast Solomon Islands, and Mota, Northern Vanuatu Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vol. 118 69-89.
  • Bedford, S (2009). Les traditions potieres Erueti et Mangaasi du Vanuatu central : reevaluation et comparaison quarante ans apres leur identification initiale (The traditional potters Erueti Mangaasi and central Vanuatu: reassessment and comparison forty years after their in Journal Societe des Oceanistes. Vol. 128 25-38.
  • Buckley, H, Tayles, N, Spriggs, M et al (2008). A Preliminary Report on Health and Disease in Early Lapita Skeletons, Vanuatu: Possible Biological Costs of Island Colonization Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Vol. 3 87-114.
  • Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2008). Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific Crossroads: The Archaeology of Discovery, Interaction, and the Emergence of the Ethnographic Present Asian Perspectives. Vol. 47 95-120.
  • Bentley, R, Buckley, H, Spriggs, M et al (2007). Lapita Migrants in the Pacific's oldest Cemetery: Isotopic Analysis at Teouma, Vanuatu American Antiquity. Vol. 72 645-656.
  • Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2007). Birds on the rim: a unique Lapita carinated vessel in its wider context Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 42 Dec-21.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M & Regenvanu, R (2006). The Teouma Lapita site and the early human settlement of the Pacific Islands Antiquity. Vol. 80 812-827.
  • Bedford, S (2006). The Pacific's earliest painted pottery: an added layer of intrigue to the Lapita debate and beyond Antiquity. Vol. 80 544-557.
  • Horrocks, M & Bedford, S (2005). Microfossil analysis of Lapita deposits in Vanuatu reveals introduced Araceae (aroids) Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 40 67-74.
  • Mead, J, Steadman, D, Bedford, S et al (2002). New Extinct Mekosuchine Crocodile from Vanuatu, South Pacific Copeia. Vol. 3 632-641.
  • Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2000). Crossing the Pwanmwou: preliminary report on recent excavations adjacent to and south west of Mangaasi, Efate, Vanuatu Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 35 120-126.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M & Regenvanu, R (1999). The Australian National University - Vanuatu Cultural Centre Archaeology Project, 1994-7: Aims and Results Oceania. Vol. 70 16-24.

Books

  • Bedford, S, Sand, C & Shing, R (2010). Lapita: people . Vanuatu: Vanuatu Cultural Centre.
  • Bedford, S, Sand, C & Connaughton, S (2007). Oceanic Explorations: Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement (Terra Australis 26) . Canberra, Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Bedford, S (2006). Pieces of the Vanuatu Puzzle: Archaeology of the North, South and Centre . Canberra Australia: Pandanus Books.

Book chapters

  • Bedford, S (2013). From Paeroa to Pohue Pa: Remnant landscapes of events that once shook the world. In Matthew Campbell, Simon Holdaway and Sarah Macready (Ed.), Finding our Recent Past: Historical Archaeology in New Zealand (pp. 59-76) Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Archaeological Association.
  • Bedford, S, Regenvanu, R, Spriggs, M et al (2011). Vanuatu. In Nicholas Marquez-Grant and Linda Fibiger. (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of archeological human remains and legislation: an international guide to laws and practice in the excavation and treatment of archaeological human remains (pp. 657-670) Oxon, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M, Regenvanu, R et al (2011). Olfala Histri Wea i Stap Andanit long Graon. Archaeological Training Workshops in Vanuatu: A Profile, the Benefits, Spin-offs and Extraordinary Discoveries. In John Taylor and Nick Thieberger (Ed.), Working together in Vanuatu: Research Histories, Collaborations, Projects and Reflections (pp. 191-213) Canberra: ANU ePress.
  • Sand, C & Bedford, S (2010). Lapita, Archaeological Signature of the First Austronesian Settlement of the Southwest Pacific. In Christophe Sand and Stuart Bedford (Ed.), Lapita: Oceanic Ancestors (pp. 14-27) Paris: Somogy Editions d'Art.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M, Buckley, H et al (2010). Le cimetiere marin lapita. In Serge Dunis (Ed.), 5000 Ans de Culture Ultramarine Pacifique (pp. 29-46) Tahti Polynesia France: Editions Haere Po.
  • Bedford, S & Galipaud, J (2010). Chain of Islands: Lapita in the North Vanuatu. In Christophe Sand and Stuart Bedford (Ed.), Lapita: Oceanic Ancestors (pp. 122-137) Paris: Somogy Editions d'Art.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M, Buckley, H et al (2010). A Cemetery of First Settlement: the Site of Teouma, South Efate, Vanuatu. In Christophe Sand and Stuart Bedford (Ed.), Lapita: Oceanic Ancestors (pp. 140-161) Paris: Somogy Editions d'Art.
  • Clark, G & Bedford, S (2008). Friction zones in Lapita colonisation. In Geoffrey Clark, Foss Leach & Sue O'Connor (Ed.), Islands of inquiry: colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes (Terra Australis 29) (pp. 59-73) Canberra: ANU ePress.
  • Bedford, S (2007). Crucial first steps into Remote Oceania: Lapita in the Vanuatu Archipelago. In Scarlett Chiu & Christophe Sand (Ed.), From Southeast Asia to the Pacific: Archaeological Perspectives on the Austronesian Expansion and the Lapita Cultural Complex (pp. 185-213) Taipei, Taiwan (ROC): Academia Sinica.
  • Bedford, S, Spriggs, M, Regenvanu, R et al (2007). The excavation, conservation and reconstruction of Lapita burial pots from the Teouma site, Efate, Central Vanuatu. In Stuart Bedford, Christophe Sand and Sean P. Connaughton (Ed.), Oceanic Explorations: Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement (Terra Australis 26) (pp. 223-240) Canberra, Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Bedford, S & Sand, C (2007). Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement: Progress, prospects and persistent problems. In Stuart Bedford, Christophe Sand and Sean P. Connaughton (Ed.), Oceanic Explorations: Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement (Terra Australis 26) (pp. Jan-15) Canberra, Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Bedford, S (2004). Aotearoa and Ancestral Polynesian Connections: the long trek from Otto Meyer to the Lapita Ceramic Series, cultural complex and beyond. In Louise Furey & Simon Holdaway (Ed.), Change Through Time. 50 Years of New Zealand Archaeology (pp. 283-296) Auckland: New Zealand Archaeological Association.
  • Bedford, S (2004). Tenacity of the traditional: the first hundred years of Maori-European settler contact on the Hauraki Plains, Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Tim Murray (Ed.), The Archaeology of Contact in Settler Societies (pp. 144-154) UK: University of Cambridge.
  • Bedford, S & Spriggs, M (2002). Of Shell, Stone and Bone: A review of non-ceramic artefacts recovered from the first 1000 years of Vauatus archeological record. In S. Bedford, C. Sand and D. Burley (Ed.), Fifty Years in the Field: Essays in Honour of Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Career (pp. 139-152) Auckland: New Zealand Archaeological Association.
  • Spriggs, M & Bedford, S (2001). Arapus: A Lapita site at Mangaasi in central Vanuatu. In GR Clark, AJ Anderson, T Vunidilo (Ed.), The archaeology of Lapita dispersal in Oceania (pp. 93-104) Canberra ACT: Pandanus Books.
  • Bedford, S (2001). Ceramics from Malekula, northern Vanuatu: The two ends of a potential 3000-year sequence. In GR Clark, AJ Anderson, T Vunidilo (Ed.), The archaeology of Lapita dispersal in Oceania (pp. 105-114) Canberra ACT: Pandanus Books.
  • Bedford, S & Clark, G (2001). The rise and rise of the incised and applied relief tradition: A review and reassessment. In GR Clark, AJ Anderson, T Vunidilo (Ed.), The archaeology of Lapita dispersal in Oceania (pp. 61-74) Canberra ACT: Pandanus Books.
  • Anderson, A, Bedford, S, Clark, G et al (2001). An inventory of Lapita sites containing dentate-stamped pottery. In GR Clark, AJ Anderson, T Vunidilo (Ed.), The archaeology of Lapita dispersal in Oceania (pp. Jan-14) Canberra ACT: Pandanus Books.

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