Bismarck Archipelago


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Bismarck Archipelago

A group of volcanic islands and islets of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Long inhabited by Papuan and Austronesian peoples, the islands were annexed by Germany (1884) and passed to Australia (1914) before being included in Papua New Guinea (1975).

Bismarck Archipelago

n
(Placename) a group of over 200 islands in the SW Pacific, northeast of New Guinea: part of Papua New Guinea. Main islands: New Britain, New Ireland, Lavongai, and the Admiralty Islands. Chief town: Rabaul, on New Britain. Pop: 566 610 (2000). Area: 49 658 sq km (19 173 sq miles)

Bis′marck Archipel′ago


n.
a group of islands in Papua New Guinea, in the SW Pacific Ocean, including the Admiralty Islands, New Britain, New Ireland, and adjacent islands. ab. 23,000 sq. mi. (59,570 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New GuineaBismarck Archipelago - a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific to the northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
Admiralty Islands - a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago
New Britain - the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
New Ireland - an island in the Bismarck Archipelago; part of Papua New Guinea
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And if there are no openings there we'll go on to the Bismarck Archipelago.
He particularly valued Uli ancestor figures from New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago for being not merely depictions, but powerfully expressive, physical manifestations of the ancestral clan leaders.
Missionaries no longer pass by the remote village of Bun on Tolokiwa, part of the Bismarck Archipelago, and our 7.
The results mean that ancestors of people now living in the Bismarck Archipelago off Papua New Guinea mated with Neandertals as well as with Neandertal relatives called Denisovans, the scientists say online March 17 in Science.
Situated in the Bismarck Archipelago, in what was then Australia's Territory of New Guinea, Rabaul was a thriving commercial center and, with some 10,000 residents, the largest population center on the island of New Britain.
He led four European expeditions to establish colonies in a place he called New France which is the island now referred to as New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago of present day Papua New Guinea.
The analyses provide statistically robust chronologies for the emergence of Lapita on Mussau at 3470-3250 cal BP and in the rest of the Bismarck Archipelago at 3360-3240 cal BP.
The squadron made several moves in an effort to catch up with the action--Emirau Island in the Bismarck Archipelago and Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides--but their most productive days were over Okinawa, where they arrived on 9 April 1945.
While stationed in the South Pacific, he saw action in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and Middle East Mandates.
And most archaeologists see evidence for a Southeast Asian influence on the appearance of the Lapita culture in the Bismarck Archipelago around 3,500 years ago.
Despite major research efforts, the spread of Lapita pottery within the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea continues to be debated (Figure 1).