Fiji Museum, Suva, Fiji

Bula!

I spent a month of early spring 2016 in Fiji volunteering under the direction of Elia Naroko of the Fiji Museum. Elia is Head of the Historical Archaeology Department at the museum and put me to work on some Pacific archaeological material. The Fiji Museum was officially inaugurated in 1929 and holds important collections of archaeological and historical artifacts as well as archival and artistic objects.

While in Suva I stayed with an old friend who I met in Dublin many years ago. Staying with a friend immersed me in Fijian culture while enjoying the amazing sandy beaches and tropical climate!

The Fiji Museum is located in the heart of the Thurston botanic gardens in the capital city of Fiji, Suva. Further information can be found at these links:

Fiji Museum – Facebook page

Journal of Pacific Archaeology

Tourism Fiji

Fiji was month three and it was certainly eventful! Here are the links for the Fiji Global Archaeology Blog posts:

Sevusevu: The Fijian kava ceremony for archaeologists

WWII Defences: visiting archaeology in Fiji

Sigatoka Sand Dunes: Rescue archaeology in Fiji

Vinaka Fiji! Sota Tale!

The archaeology team – minus the photographer! – and the Park Ranger (image courtesy of the Fiji Museum)