About the Site

This website contains the data produced from 2011-2015 as part of an archaeological survey of early Presbyterian mission sites on the islands of Tanna and Erromango in southern Vanuatu (TAFEA Province). The project documented mission sites as well as Melanesian features on the landscape. It also involved a program of test excavation, and comprehensive analysis of materials recovered from excavations. These materials tell the story of early Christianity in Vanuatu, during an era of early interactions between Presbyterian missionaries and Melanesian people. Explore the different collections to learn more.

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Ce site internet présente les données recueillies entre 2011 et 2015 dans le cadre d'un projet de recherches archéologiques sur les sites des premières missions presbytériennes, sur les îles de Tanna et Erromango, dans le Sud du Vanuatu (province de TAFEA). Ce projet comprenait l'inventaire des sites missionnaires ainsi que des éléments typiquement mélanésiens présents dans le paysage. Il comprenait également la réalisation d'un ensemble de sondages archéologiques et l'analyse des objets provenant des fouilles. Ces derniers témoignent des premiers temps de la christianisation du Vanuatu, à une période d'interaction forte entre les missionnaires presbytériens et les communautés mélanésiennes. Pour en savoir plus, explorez les différentes collections présentées!

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Welkam

Ples ia hemi blong talem histri blong ol fes misnari long Erromango mo Tanna long 1800s. Hemi wan projek blong “akiologi”: ol olfala bilding we ibin foldaon, ol evidens we istap long graon, mo ol smol bubu blong bifo. Blong yusim website ia, yu save lukim evri small samting we projek ibin faenem blong talem story blong ol misnari blong bifo. I kat olsem sam pikja blong sam Kastom ples blong bifo. Misnari i save waet man, be olsem hemi wan histri blong ol man ples we oli bin tred mo toktok wetem ol misnaris. Christianity long Vanuatu, hemi kam aot long ol fes taem we ol man ples oli stap tred wetem ol fes misnari long ol aelans blong TAFEA.

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1912 Church, Lenakel
George Gordon House TU7
Robertson House TU1
George Gordon House TU5

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