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Pac.GN875.S575W35 2017
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TITLE: Archaeology of the Solomon Islands / Richard Walter & Peter Sheppard.
AUTHOR: Walter, Richard (Richard K.), author.
PUBLISHED: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2017.
DESCRIPTION: 194 pages : | illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
NOTES: Background to the study of Solomon Islands archaeology and prehistory -- |t Cultural geography of the Solomon Islands -- |t A short history of archaeology in the Solomon Islands -- |t The Pleistocene and mid-Holocene record -- |t The Austronesian expansion -- |t The last 1000 years -- |t Regional prehistory in the western Solomons : process and history -- |t Conclusion.
NOTES: Archaeology of the Solomon Islands presents the outcome of 20 years research in the Solomon Islands undertaken jointly by Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, both leaders in the eld of Pacific archaeology. At the time of first European encounter, the peoples of Melanesia exhibited some of the greatest diversity in language, socio-political organisation and culture expression of any region on earth....
NOTES: They also integrate the Solomon Islands into ongoing models and debates around Pacific culture - history, including in such key areas as human expansion during the Pleistocene, the spread of Austronesians, Lapita colonisation, the development of food production, the role of exchange systems, the concept and meaning of culture areas, and human impact on landscapes and ecosystems.
NOTES: This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.
SUBJECT: Antiquities, Prehistoric --Solomon Islands.
SUBJECT: Antiquities.
SUBJECT: Antiquities, Prehistoric.
SUBJECT: Solomon Islands --Antiquities.
SUBJECT: Solomon Islands.
ADDED ENTRY: Sheppard, Peter J., author.

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