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First islanders : prehistory and human migration in Island Southeast Asia

Author: Peter S Bellwood
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Incorporating research findings over the last twenty years, First Islanders examines the human prehistory of Island Southeast Asia. This fascinating story is explored from a broad swathe of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Bellwood
ISBN: 9781119251545 1119251540 9781119251552 1119251559
OCLC Number: 974487271
Description: xvi, 360 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Island Southeast Asia as a canvas for human migration --
Homo Erectus and Homo Floresiensis: archaic hominins in Island Southeast Asia --
The biological history of Homo Sapiens in Island Southeast Asia --
Late Paleolithic archaeology in Island Southeast Asia --
The early history of the Austronesian language family in Island Southeast Asia --
Neolithic farmers and sailors in Southern China, Taiwan and the Philippines --
The Neolithic of East Malaysia and Indonesia --
The early metal age and intercultural connections in Island Southeast Asia --
Island Southeast Asian prehistory: a comparative perspective.
Responsibility: Peter Bellwood ; with invited contributions by (in order of appearance) Colin Groves, Debbie Argue, Hirofumi Matsumura, Marc Oxenham, Truman Simanjuntak, Mariko Yamagata, Murray Cox, Philip J. Piper, Robert Blust, Daud Aris Tanudirjo, Hsiao-chun Hung and Mike T. Carson.

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