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The Lapita Peoples: Ancestors of the Oceanic World
Plates. Figures. Maps. Tables. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. 2. Old Melanesia. 3. The Lapita Dispersal. 4. Lapita in Linguistics and Biological Perspective. 5. Lapita Pottery and theExpand
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On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact
  • P. Kirch
  • History, Geography
  • 7 November 2017
The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are theExpand
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The evolution of the Polynesian chiefdoms
Preface 1. Introduction Part I. Foundation: 2. Polynesian societies and ecosystems 3. Ancestral Polynesia Part II. Process: 4. Dispersal, colonization, and adaptation 5. The demographic factor 6.Expand
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The wet and the dry: irrigation and agricultural intensification in Polynesia.
List of Figures List of Tables Preface 1: Introduction 2: Ethnographic Orientations 3: The Agricultural Landscape 4: Crops 5: The Dry: Shifting Cultivation 6: The Wet: Taro Irrigation 7: Nuku: AnExpand
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Feathered Gods and Fishhooks: An Introduction to Hawaiian Archaeology and Prehistory
This text aims to combine all the evidence for Hawaiian prehistory into a coherent pattern. It presents a balanced cultural history of the Hawaiian group of islands, from the first PolynesianExpand
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Niuatoputapu: The prehistory of a Polynesian chiefdom
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Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology
Prologue: on historical anthropology Part I. The Phylogenetic Model: Theory and Method: 1. The phylogenetic model in historical anthropology 2. Methodologies: implementing the phylogenetic model 3.Expand
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Phylogeny and ancient DNA of Sus provides insights into neolithic expansion in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania
Human settlement of Oceania marked the culmination of a global colonization process that began when humans first left Africa at least 90,000 years ago. The precise origins and dispersal routes of theExpand
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Peopling of the Pacific: A Holistic Anthropological Perspective
The human colonization of the Pacific is an enduring problem in historical anthropology. Recent advances in archaeology, historical linguistics, and bioanthropology have coalesced to form a set ofExpand
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Investigating the Global Dispersal of Chickens in Prehistory Using Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Signatures
Data from morphology, linguistics, history, and archaeology have all been used to trace the dispersal of chickens from Asian domestication centers to their current global distribution. Each providesExpand
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