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Title Islands of inquiry : colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes / edited by Geoffrey Clark, Foss Leach and Sue O'Connor
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (510 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Terra Australis ; 29
Terra Australis ; 29
Contents Introduction. Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement: Progress, prospects and persistent problems / Stuart Bedford and Christophe Sand -- Lapita Origins. The Origins of Early Lapita Culture: The testimony of historical linguistics / Andrew Pawley -- Small islands in the big picture: the formative period of Lapita in the Bismarck Archipelago / Jim Specht -- Lapita Dispersal and Archaeological Signatures. Lapita all over: Land-use on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea / Jim Specht and Robin Torrence -- Lapita Writ Small? Revisiting the Austronesian Colonisation of the Papuan South Coast / Glenn Summerhayes and Jim Allen -- Leap-frogging or Limping? Recent evidence from the Lapita Littoral Fringe, New Georgia, Solomon Islands / Matthew Felgate -- Sample Size and the Reef/Santa Cruz Lapita Sequence / Peter Sheppard and Roger C. Green -- Makué (Aore Island, Santo, Vanuatu): A new Lapita site in the ambit of New Britain obsidian distribution / Jean-Christophe Galipaud and Mary Clare Swete Kelly -- Echoes from a distance: Research into the Lapita occupation of the Rove Peninsula, Southwest Viti Levu, Fiji / Patrick Nunn -- Paleoenvironment of Lapita sites on Fanga 'Uta Lagoon, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga / William R. Dickinson -- In Search of Lapita and Polynesian Plainware Settlements in Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga / David V. Burley -- Can We Dig It? Archaeology of Ancestral Polynesian Society in Tonga: A first look from Falevai / Sean P. Connaughton -- Lapita Ceramics. The implements of Lapita ceramic stamped ornamentation / Wallace Ambrose -- The excavation, conservation and reconstruction of Lapita burial pots from the Teouma site, Efate, Central Vanuatu / Stuart Bedford [and others] -- Detailed analysis of Lapita Face Motifs: Case studies from the Reef/Santa Cruz sites and New Caledonia Lapita Site 13A / Scarlett Chiu -- Looking at the big motifs: A typology of the central band decorations of the Lapita ceramic tradition of New Caledonia (Southern Melanesia) and preliminary regional comparisons / Christophe Sand -- Specialisation, standardisation and Lapita ceramics / Geoffrey Clark
Summary "Many of the papers in this volume present new and innovative research into the processes of maritime colonisation, processes that affect archaeological contexts from islands to continents. Others shift focus from process to the archaeology of maritime places from the Bering to the Torres Straits, providing highly detailed discussions of how living by and with the sea is woven into all elements of human life from subsistence to trade and to ritual. Of equal importance are more abstract discussions of islands as natural places refashioned by human occupation, either through the introduction of new organisms or new systems of production and consumption. These transformation stories gain further texture (and variety) through close examinations of some of the more significant consequences of colonisation and migration, particularly the creation of new cultural identities. A final set of papers explores the ways in which the techniques of archaelogical sciences have provided insights into the fauna of the islands and the human history of such places."--Provided by publisher
Notes "Papers in honour of Atholl Anderson."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Anderson, Atholl.
Coastal archaeology -- Oceania.
Coastal archaeology.
Coastal settlements -- History.
Colonies -- Oceania.
Island archaeology -- Oceania.
Island archaeology.
Underwater archaeology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Anderson, Atholl.
Clark, Geoffrey R. (Geoffrey Richard), 1966- editor
Leach, Foss, 1942- editor
O'Connor, Sue, editor
ANU E Press.
ISBN 1921313900 (electronic bk.)
9781921313905 (electronic bk.)