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The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania

edited by Ethan E. Cochrane and Terry L. Hunt
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Oxford Handbooks
ISBN
9780199925070, 0199925070
Summary
"The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania presents the archaeology, linguistics, environment and human biology of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. First colonized 50,000 years ago, Oceania witnessed the independent invention of agriculture, the construction of Easter Island's statues, and the development of the word's last archaic states."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The Archaeology of prehistoric Oceania / Ethan E. Cochrane and Terry L. Hunt
  • The peopling of Sahul and Near Oceania / Sue O'Connor and Peter Hiscock
  • The "Austronesian" dispersal in Island Southeast Asia: Steps toward an integrated archaeological perspective / Tim Denham
  • New Guinea / Peter White
  • Research issues in the Circum-New Guinea Islands / J. Specht
  • Understanding Lapita as history / John Edward Terrell
  • The chronology of colonization in remote Oceania, Timothy Rieth and Ethan E Cochrane
  • The Archaeology of Vanuatu: 3,000 Year of History across islands of ash and coral / Stuart Bedford and Matthew Spriggs
  • Archaeology of a piece of Gondwanaland: The past of New Caledonia / Christophe Sand
  • Fiji: Ancient melting pot of the Pacific / Ethan E. Cochrane
  • Tonga and Samoa in Pacific prehistory: Contemporary debates and personal perspectives / David B. Burley and David J. Addison
  • The archaeology of Western Micronesia / Scott M. Fitzpatrick
  • Archaeology of the Eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia / J. Stephen Athens
  • Linguistic evidence as a window in the prehistory of Oceania, Andrew Pawley
  • Coastal landforms on islands of Pacific Oceania / William R. Dickinson
  • colonization, settlement, and process in Central Eastern Polynesia / Jennifer G. Kahn
  • The prehistory of Hawai'i / Patrick V. Kirch
  • The prehistory of South Polynesia / Atholl Anderson
  • The archaeology of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Terry L. Hunt and Carl Lipo
  • Settlement pattern studies in Polynesia: Past projects, current progress, and future prospects / Alexander E. Morrison and John T. O'Connor
  • Seafaring in remote Oceania: Traditionalism and beyond in maritime technology and migration / Atholl Anderson.
Description
viii, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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