University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Karen Goodrich Hedrick

An Expedition to the New Hebrides

By: John D. Hedrick and Karen Goodrich Hedrick

Melanesia—literally the black islands—stretches from New Guinea more than 4,000 kilometers southeastwards to Fiji. Some of the smaller islands in this massive archipelago are raised coral reefs and atolls, but the majority are “high islands”—the result of violent volcanic and tectonic activity con­stantly taking place on the sea floor. In the dense tropical rain forest […]