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TA31: The Early Prehistory of Fiji

Author: Atholl Anderson; Geoffrey Clark
Publisher: [s.l.] : ANU Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Computer fileView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Atholl Anderson; Geoffrey Clark
ISBN: 9781921666070 1921666072
OCLC Number: 910848946
Language Note: English.
Notes: I enjoyed reading this volume. 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.
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