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Title The archaeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia / edited by S. O'Connor, M. Spriggs, and P. Veth.

Imprint Canberra, Australia : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, [2006]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Terra australis, 0725-9018 ; 22
Terra Australis ; 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. The Aru Islands in perspective : a general introduction / Matthew Spriggs, Sue O'Connor and Peter Veth -- 2. Environmental change in the Aru Islands / Geoffrey Hope and Ken Aplin -- 3. Mammals and other vertebrates from late quaternary archaeological sites on Pulau Kobroor, Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia / Ken Aplin and Juliette Pasveer -- 4. Three seasons of archaeological survey in the Aru Islands, 1995-97 / Matthew Spriggs, Peter Veth, Sue O'Connor, Husni Mohammad, Ako Jatmiko, Widya Nayati, Aliza Diniasti Saleh and Djoko Witjaksono -- 5. The Ujir site : an early historic maritime settlement in Northwestern Aru / Peter Veth, Sue O'Connor, Matthew Spriggs, Widya Nayati, Ako Jatmiko and Husni Mohammad -- 6. Wangil Midden : a late prehistoric site, with remarks on ethnographic pottery making / Peter Veth, Matthew Spriggs, Sue O'Connor and Aliza Diniasti Saleh -- 7. Liang Nabulei Lisa : a late pleistocene and holocene sequence from the Aru Islands / Sue O'Connor, Ken Aplin, Juliette Pasveer and Geoff Hope -- 8. Human remains from Liang Nabulei Lisa, Aru Islands / David Bulbeck -- 9. Liang Lemdubu : a pleistocene cave site in the Aru Islands / Sue O'Connor, Ken Aplin, Katherine Szabo, Juliette Pasveer, Peter Veth and Matthew Spriggs -- 10. Artefacts on Aru : evaluating the technological sequences / Peter Hiscock -- 11. Bone artefacts from Liang Lemdubu and Liang Nabulei Lisa, Aru Islands / Juliette Pasveer -- 12. The last glacial maximum human burial from Liang Lemdubu in Northern Sahulland / David Bulbeck -- 13. Isoleucine epimerization in Casuarius eggshells from archaeological sites in the Aru Islands, Liang Lemdubu and Liang Nabulei Lisa / Simon J. Clarke and Gifford H. Miller -- 14. On the cultural history of the Aru Islands : some conclusions / Sue O'Connor, Matthew Spriggs and Peter Veth.
Summary "This volume describes the results of the first archaeological survey and excavations carried out in the fascinating and remote Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia between 1995 and 1997. The naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who stopped here in search of the Birds of Paradise on his voyage through the Indo-Malay Archipelago in the 1850s, was the first to draw attention to the group. The results reveal a complex and fascinating history covering the last 30,000 years from its early settlement by hunter-gatherers, the late Holocene arrival of ceramic producing agriculturalists, later associations with the Bird of Paradise trade and the colonial expansion of the Dutch trading empires." "The excavations and finds from two large Pleistocene caves, Liang Lemdubu and Nabulei Lisa, are reported in detail documenting the changing environmental and cultural history of the islands from when they were connected to Greater Australia and used by hunter/gatherers to their formation as islands and use by agriculturalists. The results of the excavation of the late Neolithic - Metal Age midden at Wangil are discussed, as is the mysterious pre-Colonial fort at Ujir and the 350-year old ruins of forts and a church associated with the Dutch garrisons."--BOOK JACKET.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed August 23, 2017).
Subject Archaeological surveying -- Indonesia -- Aru Islands.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Indonesia -- Aru Islands.
Aru Islands (Indonesia) -- Antiquities.
Aru Islands (Indonesia) -- Civilization.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Archaeological surveying. (OCoLC)fst00812919
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Indonesia -- Aru Islands. (OCoLC)fst01250545
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author O'Connor, Sue.
Spriggs, Matthew.
Veth, Peter Marius.
Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
ISBN 9781921313042 (electronic bk.)
1921313048 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000041258456
GBVCP 1008650609

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