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Title The early prehistory of Fiji / edited by Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (437 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Series Terra australis ; 31
Terra Australis ; 31.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Research on the early prehistory of Fiji / Atholl Anderson and Geoffrey Clark -- Palaeofaunal sites and excavations / Trevor H. Worthy and Atholl Anderson -- Results of palaeofuanal research / Trevor H. Worthy and Atholl Anderson -- Vegetation histories from the Fijian Islands : alternative records of human impact / Geoffrey Hope, Janelle Stevenson and Wendy Southern -- Fieldwork in southern Viti Levu and Beqa Island / Atholl Anderson and Geoffrey Clark -- Fieldwork in northern Viti Levu and Mago Island / Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson -- Site chronology and a review of radiocarbon dates from Fiji / Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson -- Molluscan remains from Fiji / Katherine Szabó -- The fish bone remains / Geoffrey Clark and Katherine Szabó -- Bird, mammal and reptile remains / Trevor H. Worthy and Geoffrey Clark -- Ceramic assemblages from excavations on Viti Levu, Beqa-Ugaga and Mago Island / Geoffrey Clark -- Post-Lapita ceramic change in Fiji / Geoffrey Clark -- Compositional analysis of Fijian ceramics / Geoffrey Clark and Douglas Kennett -- Stone artefact manufacture at Natunuku, Votua, Kulu and Ugaga, Fiji / Chris Clarkson and Lyn Schmidt -- Characterisation and sourcing of archaeological adzes and flakes from Fiji / Barry Fankhauser, Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson -- Colonisation and culture change in the early prehistory of Fiji / Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson.
Note Print version record.
Summary "It is rare to see such a comprehensive report on hard data published these days, especially one so insightfully contextualised by the editors' introductory and concluding chapters. These scholars and the others involved in the work really know their stuff, and it shows. The editors connect the preoccupations of Pacific archaeologists with those of their colleagues working in other island regions and on "big questions" of colonisation, migration, interaction and patterns and processes of cultural change in hitherto-uninhabited environments. These sorts of outward-looking, big-picture contextual studies are invaluable, but all too often are missing from locally- and regionally-oriented writing, very much to its detriment. In sum, the work strongly advances our understanding of the early prehistory of Fiji through its well-integrated combination of original research and the reinterpretation of existing knowledge in the context of wider theoretical and historical concerns. In doing so The Early Prehistory of Fiji makes a truly substantial contribution to Pacific and archaeological scholarship."--Publisher website
Subject Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Fiji.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiji.
Fiji -- Antiquities.
Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Fidji.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Hydrology.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Antiquities, Prehistoric. (OCoLC)fst00810762
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Clark, Geoffrey R. (Geoffrey Richard), 1966- editor.
Anderson, Atholl, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Early prehistory of Fiji 9781921536885 (DLC) 2010497614 (OCoLC)565786265
ISBN 9781921666070 (electronic bk.)
1921666072 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 459737
AU@ 000044558144
AU@ 000051577383
AU@ 000059668044
GBVCP 1008659797
NZ1 13325358
NZ1 15958588

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