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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.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, [2008]


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Series Terra Australis ; 29
Terra Australis ; 29.
Note "Papers in honour of Atholl Anderson."
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Anderson, Atholl.
Coastal archaeology.
Coastal settlements -- History.
Island archaeology.
Underwater archaeology.
Island archaeology -- Oceania.
Coastal archaeology -- Oceania.
Colonies -- Oceania.
Archéologie côtière.
Établissements côtiers -- Histoire.
Archéologie des îles.
Archéologie sous-marine.
Archéologie des îles -- Océanie.
Archéologie côtière -- Océanie.
underwater archaeology.
Timor Sea (SC52, SD52)
New Zealand (N.Z.)
Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)
Wupipi -- Broome (WA West Kimberley SE51-06)
Montgomery Islands (Buccaneer, WA West Kimberley SD51-15)
Bass Strait Islands (Tas SK55-01, SK55-02)
Australian seas.
Mabuiag -- Jervis Island (Qld TSI SC54-07)
Art -- Subjects -- Water transport.
Transport -- Water.
Transport -- Water -- Canoes.
Sites -- Excavations.
Sites -- Middens.
Hunting -- Seal.
Economic sectors -- Whaling.
Occupations -- Whalers.
History -- Biographies.
Art -- Rock art.
Transport -- Water -- Sail boats.
Economic sectors -- Pearling.
Settlement and contacts -- Ancient and early historical.
Settlement and contacts -- Macassans and Indonesians.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Coastal archaeology. (OCoLC)fst00865719
Coastal settlements. (OCoLC)fst01741432
Colonies. (OCoLC)fst00868456
Island archaeology. (OCoLC)fst01199903
Underwater archaeology. (OCoLC)fst01161071
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
Pazifischer Ozean
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Festschriften. (OCoLC)fst01941036
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Clark, Geoffrey R. (Geoffrey Richard), 1966- editor.
Leach, Foss, 1942- editor.
O'Connor, Sue, editor.
Anderson, Atholl, honouree.
ANU E Press.
Other Form: Print version: Islands of inquiry. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, ©2008 9781921313899 (DLC) 2010413257 (OCoLC)240481384
ISBN 9781921313905 (electronic bk.)
1921313900 (electronic bk.)
9781921313899 (pbk.)
1921313897 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000043554179
AU@ 000058146255
GBVCP 1008651524
GBVCP 86574355X
NZ1 12070470
NZ1 13981894
AU@ 000043424392

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