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Archaeology of Micronesia (Paul Rainbird) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521656306
Archaeology of Micronesia (Paul Rainbird) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521656306
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Title: The Archaeology of Micronesia

Author: Rainbird, Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521656306

Volumes: 1; Pages: 314

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Drawing on a wide range of archaeological, anthropological and historical sources, Paul Rainbird surveys the development of Micronesia, from the earliest process of human colonization, within the broader context of Pacific Island studies. Addressing contemporary debates around processes of colonization, social organization, environmental change and the interpretation of material culture, this book will be essential reading for any scholar with an interest in the archaeology of the Pacific.Contents1. Micronesian/macrofusion2. Micronesians: the people in history and anthropology3. Fluid boundaries: horizons of the local, colonial and disciplinary4. Settling the seascape: fusing islands and people5. Identifying difference: the Mariana Islands6. A sea of islands: Palau, Yap and the Carolinian Atolls7. 'How the past speaks here!': The Eastern Caroline Islands8. Islands and beaches: the atoll groups and outliers9. The tropical northwest Pacific in context.Prize WinnerCHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2006Review"A thought-provoking work... Essential." L. A. Kimball, Western Washington University, CHOICE
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