Our Purpose

Funded by the Information Technology Innovation Research Project of Academia Sinica, this Lapita online database project is carried out by Dr. Scarlett Chiu of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, with collaboration with numerous scholars of the field. Our purpose is to provide a database of Lapita pottery for researchers among different countries to: 1. perform basic comparison of Lapita sherds from different sites 2. generate simple statistic tests online to compare the similarities and dissimilarities among different sites