Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands by Ian Lilley

By Ian Lilley

This booklet is a state of the art advent to the archaeology of Oceania, masking either Australia and the Pacific Islands. the 1st textual content to supply built-in therapy of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands permits readers to shape a coherent review of cultural advancements around the zone as an entire Brings jointly contributions from a few of the region’s prime students makes a speciality of new discoveries, conceptual strategies, and postcolonial realpolitik demanding situations traditional pondering on significant nearby and worldwide concerns in archaeology

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This proposes first settlement of the mainland in the past 800–1,000 years and the Kermadecs and Chathams by 800 and 700 years ago, respectively. This overall pattern accords with geological evidence concerning the emergence above sea level of habitable and/or stepping-stone islands in East Polynesia (Dickinson 2003). The foregoing dates compress the prehistory of East and South Polynesia, and imply cultural change was faster than generally thought. P. the Marquesas and central archipelagoes were all “well-populated” and linked by frequent interaction.

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