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Musical instruments and musical practice as markers of the Austronesian expansion post- Taiwan

  title={Musical instruments and musical practice as markers of the Austronesian expansion post- Taiwan},
  author={Roger Blench and Mallam Dendo},
Musical instruments constitute an effective marker of the Austronesian expansion across the Pacific. A previous paper has considered instruments originating in Taiwan; the present paper explores instruments apparently developed following movement out of Taiwan. These are most typically the idiochord tube-zither, drums, vertical duct-flutes and struck hanging bamboo tubes. The paper uses current distributions to interpret past population movements. It also considers issues such as the chronology… 
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