Talofa lava! The Tropical Pacific Dig Diaries will track various archaeological projects in the Pacific Islands run by me, Dr Ethan Cochrane, from the University of Auckland Department of Anthropology. I am currently working on a three-year Marsden Funded project on the evolution of agriculture and social-political complexity in Falefa Valley, Upolu. This blog will contain regular field updates, news from ongoing analyses and additional relevant work, much in partnership with colleagues from the National University of Samoa (NUS) and the NUS Centre for Samoan Studies.

Nu'utele island off the southeastern coast of 'Upolu, Samoa

Nu’utele island off the southeastern coast of ‘Upolu, Samoa