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Pieces of the Vanuatu puzzle : archaeology of the north, south and centre

Author: Stuart Bedford; Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, ©2006.
Series: Terra Australis, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents the results of the most intensive and widespread archaeological investigations in Vanuatu for more than thirty years. The research has brought greater clarity to the early history of the Vanuatu archipelago and has wider implications for the region in general particularly in terms of how processes of cultural change are explained."--Back cover.
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Bedford, Stuart.
Pieces of the Vanuatu puzzle.
[Canberra, Australia] : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, ©2006
(OCoLC)607803911
Online version:
Bedford, Stuart.
Pieces of the Vanuatu puzzle.
[Canberra, Australia] : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, ©2006
(OCoLC)608176570
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Bedford; Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
ISBN: 174076093X 9781740760935
OCLC Number: 70034800
Notes: Author is a New Zealander.
Description: xx, 326 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Spriggs --
1. Introduction and research design --
2. Archaeology of Vanuatu --
3. Excavated sites: plans, stratigraphy and dating (Erromango ; Efate ; Malekula ; Navepule caves ; Malekula open sites ; Discussion of Malekula sites) --
4. Ceramic analytical methodology (Ceramic attributes) --
5. Ceramics from Erromango (Ponamla ceramics ; Ifo ceramics ; Ifo and Ponmala summary) --
6. Efate ceramics (Introduction ; Mangaasi 1996-1999) --
7. Malekula ceramics (Fabric ; Malua Bay school ; Chachara ; Nuas ; Navrapah ; Other excavated sites ; Surface collected ceramics ; Appearance of Naamboi) --
8. Vanuatu ceramic sequences and inter-regional comparisons (Erromango ; Efate ; Malekula ; Inter-regional comparisons) --
9. Non-ceramic material cultue (Adzes ; Ornaments ; Pendants ; Stone artefacts ; Miscellaneous artefacts) --
10. Faunal remains (Mammals ; Reptiles ; Birds ; Fish ; Shellfish; Initial versus later settlement) --
11. Discussion and conclusion. Appendices (Inventory of radiocarbon dates ; Stratigraphic details of Ponamla, Ifo, Mangaasi and Arapus test pits ; Petrographic reports compiled by William Dickinson ; Inventory of design motifs).
Series Title: Terra Australis, 23.
Responsibility: Stuart Bedford.
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"Presents the results of the most intensive and widespread archaeological investigations in Vanuatu for more than thirty years. The research has brought greater clarity to the early history of the Vanuatu archipelago and has wider implications for the region in general particularly in terms of how processes of cultural change are explained."--Back cover.

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