Fiji Museum Field Research Officer Sepeti Matararaba says this is the only artifact of its kind found by the museum.
Matararaba says they are surprised with the size of the footprint which is almost 12-13 inches long and 8 inches wide.
Matararaba is encouraging the public to come see the artifact for themselves,
and see proof of how huge ancient Fijians were.
“We are inviting people to come
and see the size of the people that lived in Fiji in early days,
they were huge when compared to people living nowadays
especially when we see the size of the footprint on the stone.”
Matararaba says they are still trying to find out whether there are any traditional belief’s attached with the stone.
The coral stone was found in Namuka village in Nadroga.
Monday, August 30, 2010
by Greater Ancestors World Museum on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:47pm