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Title The Austronesians : historical and comparative perspectives / edited by Peter Bellwood, James J. Fox and Darrell Tryon.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2006]


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Series Occasional paper of the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University.
Occasional paper of the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University.
Note Previously published in Australia by the Department of Anthropology in association with the Comparative Austronesian Project, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra 1995.
Papers originally presented at a conference of the Comparative Austronesian Project.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Austronesians in History: Common Origins and Diverse Transformations -- Section I. Origins and Dispersals -- Proto-Austronesian and the Major Austronesian Subgroups -- The Prehistory of Oceanic Languages: A Current View -- Borneo as a Cross-Roads for Comparative Austronesian Linguistics -- Austronesian Prehistory in Southeast Asia: Homeland, Expansion and Transformation -- The Lapita Culture and Austronesian Prehistory in Oceania -- The Austronesian Conquest of the Sea -- Upwind -- Domesticated and Commensal Mammals of Austronesia and Their Histories -- Section II. Transformations and Interactions -- Homo Sapiens is an Evolving Species: Origins of the Austronesians -- A Study of Genetic Distance and the Austronesian/Non-Austronesian Dichotomy -- Language Contact and Change in Melanesia -- Austronesian Societies and Their Transformations -- Sea Nomads and Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers: Foraging Adaptations in the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago -- Exchange Systems, Political Dynamics, and Colonial Transformations in Nineteenth Century Oceania -- Indic Transformation: The Sanskritization of Jawa and the Javanization of the Bharata -- Continuity and Change in the Austronesian Transition to Islam and Christianity -- Christianity and Austronesian Transformations: Church, Polity and Culture in the Philippines and the Pacific.
Summary The Austronesian-speaking population of the world are estimated to number more than 270 million people, living in a broad swathe around half the globe, from Madagascar to Easter Island and from Taiwan to New Zealand. The seventeen papers in this volume provide a general survey of these diverse populations focusing on their common origins and historical transformations. The papers examine current ideas on the linguistics, prehistory, anthropology and recorded history of the Austronesians.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Austronesian languages -- Congresses.
Prehistoric peoples -- Islands of the Pacific -- Congresses.
Prehistoric peoples -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
Islands of the Pacific -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Southeast Asia -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Comparative civilization -- Congresses.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Austronesian languages. (OCoLC)fst00821614
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Comparative civilization. (OCoLC)fst00871321
Prehistoric peoples. (OCoLC)fst01075242
Pacific Ocean -- Islands of the Pacific. (OCoLC)fst01244201
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Austronesian, Papuan & Australian Languages & Literatures.
Languages & Literatures.
Indexed Term Anthropology
Social life
Islands of the pacific
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Electronic books.
Added Author Bellwood, Peter S., editor.
Fox, James J., 1940- editor.
Tryon, D. T. (Darrell T.), editor.
Australian National University. Comparative Austronesian Project, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Austronesians. Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2006] (OCoLC)874566673
ISBN 9781920942854 (electronic book)
1920942858 (electronic book)
9780731521326 (print)
0731521323 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000040938862
AU@ 000058146316
AU@ 000060580812
GBVCP 100865079X
GBVCP 865751625
NZ1 13618268

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