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Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands

Author: Ian Lilley
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2006
Series: Blackwell studies in global archaeology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Lilley
ISBN: 0631230823 9780631230823 0631230831 9780631230830
OCLC Number: 474724373
Description: xviii, 396 s. : illustrations
Contents: Archaeology in Oceania : themes and issues / Ian Lilley --
Revisiting the past : changing interpretations of Pleistocene settlement subsistence and demography in Northern Australia / Sue O'Connor and Peter Veth --
Archaeology and the dreaming : towards an archaeology of ontology / Bruno David --
Blunt and to the point : changing technological strategies in Holocene Australia / Peter Hiscock --
Rock art and social identity : a comparison of Holocene graphic systems in arid and fertile environments / Jo Mcdonald and Peter Veth --
Closing the distance : interpreting cross-cultural engagements through indigenous rock art / Anne Clarke and Ursula Frederick --
Archaeology in Melanesia : a case study from the Western Province of the Solomon Islands / Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard --
Envisaging early agriculture in the Highlands of New Guinea / Tim Denham --
Late Pleistocene complexities in the Bismarck Archipelago / Matthew Leavesley --
Life before Lapita : new developments in Melanesia's long-term history / Christina Pavlides --
The first millennium BC in remote Oceania : an alternative perspective on Lapita / Jean-Christophe Galipaud --
Ethnoarchaeology in Polynesia / Eric Conte --
The formation of Hawaiian territories / Thegn Ladefoged and Michael Graves --
Ritual and domestic architecture, sacred places, and images : archaeology in the Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia / Sidsel Millerstrom --
The archaeology of the conical clan in Micronesia / Paul Rainbird --
Politics --
What is archaeology for in the Pacific? history and politics in New Caledonia / Christophe Sand, Jacques Bole, and Andre Ouetcho --
Levuka, Fiji : a case study in Pacific Islands heritage management / Anita Smith --
Last words --
a few words about archaeology in French Polynesia / Mickaelle-Hinanui Cauchois --
Shaking the pillars / Mark Dugay-Grist --
What is the future of our past? : Papua New Guineans and cultural heritage / Herman Mandui
Series Title: Blackwell studies in global archaeology
Responsibility: ed. by Ian Lilley

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"50,000 years of Australian and Pacific archaeology masterfully surveyed by a new generation of scholars - this is a 'must have' for every archaeologist working in the region." Matthew Spriggs, Read more...

 
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