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Title Taking the high ground : the archaeology of Rapa, a fortified island in remote East Polynesia / edited by Atholl Anderson and Douglas J. Kennett.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2012.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations, map.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Terra Australis ; 37
Terra Australis ; 37.
Note Online resource; title from online PDF (viewed on Jan. 7, 2013).
Contents 1. Archaeological research on Rapa Island, French Polynesia -- 2. 'Dwelling carelessly, quiet and secure' A brief ethnohistory of Rapa Island, French Polynesia, AD 1791-1840 -- 3. Archaeology of the coastal sites on Rapa Island -- 4. The archaeobotany of Rapan rockshelter deposits -- 5. Cordage from Rapan archaeological sites -- 6. Bird, reptile and mammal remains from archaeological sites on Rapa Island -- 7. Prehistoric fishing on Rapa Island -- 8. The Tangarutu invertebrate fauna -- 9. Marine resource exploitation on Rapa Island -- 10. Palaeobotany and the early development of agriculture on Rapa Island -- 11. A Bayesian AMS 14C chronology for the colonisation and fortification of Rapa Island -- 12. The archaeology of Rapan fortifications -- 13. Rapan agroecology and population estimates -- 14. The prehistory of Rapa Islan.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Language English.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Summary This volume brings the remote and little known island of Rapa firmly to the forefront of Polynesian archaeology. Thirteen authors contribute 14 chapters, covering not only the basic archaeology of coastal sites, rock shelters, and fortifications, but faunal remains, agricultural development, and marine exploitation. The results, presented within a chronology framed by Bayesian analysis, are set against a background of ethnohistory and ethnology. Highly unusual in tropical Polynesian archaeology are descriptions of artefacts of perishable material. Taking the High Ground provides important insights into how a group of Polynesian settlers adapted to an isolated and in some ways restrictive environment.
Subject Archaeology -- Rapa Island.
Rapa Island -- Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Archaeology. (OCoLC)fst00812938
French Polynesia -- Rapa. (OCoLC)fst01265741
History & Archaeology.
Regions & Countries - Australia & Pacific Islands - Oceania.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Anderson, Atholl, editor.
Kennett, Douglas J., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Taking the high ground. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2012 9781922144249 (OCoLC)812699353
ISBN 9781922144256 (electronic bk.)
1922144258 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 459880
AU@ 000050077670
AU@ 000058146427
AU@ 000060581831
GBVCP 1008657751
NLGGC 371055458

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