Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Kewibu, Vincent

  • Matthew Leavesley
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_45

Basic Biographical Information

Vincent was born on January 28, 1972, in Didiwa village in the Rabaraba District of Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

He is the second born son of John and Joyce Kewibu who are subsistence farmers. His paternal grandfather (Lawrence Irimoai) died during WWII while working as a carrier for the Australian forces primarily between Buna and Kokoda. He attended Korkoyabagira Community School before moving to Martyr’s Memorial High School in Popondetta (Oro Province).

He finished his Grade 12 exams at Sogeri National High School in 1991 before entering undergraduate studies in Education at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) in Port Moresby. After having completed his first year at UPNG, he switched across to archaeology and completed his B.A. in 1995. While studying at UPNG, he participated in research projects investigating trade and exchange at Woodlark Island with Simon Bickler and agriculture in the highlands of PNG at Kana with John Muke...

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Further Reading

  1. Kewibu, V. 2010. Archaeology and the perspective of the past in Papua New Guinea, in G. Nicholas (ed.) Being and becoming Indigenous archaeologists: 156–66. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James Cook University, School of Arts and Social SciencesCairnsAustralia