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Ancient Ryukyu : an archaeological study of island communities

Author: Richard J Pearson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who are the people of the Ryukyu Islands? How could they survive and prosper on small, isolated islands? How did the independent Ryukyu Kingdom become a major player in East Asian medieval trade? Ancient Ryukyu explores 30,000 years of human occupation in the Ryukyu Islands, from the earliest human presence in the region up to A.D. 1609 and the emergence of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
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Pearson, Richard J.
Ancient Ryukyu.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013012417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Pearson
ISBN: 9780824865894 0824865898 0824837126 9780824837129 9780824870980 0824870980
OCLC Number: 867742052
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Contents: Introduction : the archaeology of Ryukyu islanders --
The active environment of the Ryukyus --
Pleistocene inhabitants --
Arriving and settling : island hunter-gatherer colonization and interaction --
Surviving in the archipelago : island hunter-gatherer subsistence --
Exchange networks and the lure of tropical shells --
The Gusuku period (AD 1050 to 1429) : a new order --
Ryukyu trade in the Gusuku and early Ryukyu kingdom periods --
The early Ryukyu Kingdom (AD 1429 to 1609) --
Discussion and conclusions.
Responsibility: Richard Pearson.

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