By Ian Lilley
This e-book is a state of the art creation to the archaeology of Oceania, protecting 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 the various region’s prime students specializes in new discoveries, conceptual thoughts, and postcolonial realpolitik demanding situations traditional pondering on significant local and worldwide concerns in archaeology
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Amsterdam: Elsevier. , 2004 Between the Australian and Melanesian Realm: The Archaeology of Settlement and Subsistence in the Eastern Torres Strait Islands. Paper presented at the Global Perspectives on the Archaeology of Islands Conference, Auckland. , P. Veth, A. Barham, D. Bird, S. O’Connor and R. Bliege-Bird, 2004a Archaeology of the Murray Islands, Eastern Torres Strait: Implications for a Regional Prehistory. In Woven Histories, Dancing Lives. Torres Strait Islander Identity, Culture and History.
But to deny that these complexes of economic, political, and cultural relations bore some salient similarities to other world historical empires, whether in the Americas, Africa, Asia, or Europe, would be to suggest – quite erroneously – that the indigenous societies of Oceania existed outside the realm of world historical experience. These sentiments apply to most if not all of the matters considered in this volume. There are obvious points of comparison in the way our main themes unfolded across Oceania, whether it be processes of initial colonization of naïve new worlds in Near and Remote Oceania or the manner in which the emergence of ranked soci- ARCHAEOLOGY IN OCEANIA 23 eties in geographically and historically widely separated parts of the Paciﬁc are associated with the appearance of monumental architecture on the one hand and intensive agriculture and endemic warfare on the other.
Smith (2002) has deconstructed conventional models of West Polynesian prehistory, and especially the “phylogenetic” model of Ancestral Polynesian Society promoted by Kirch and Green (2001). Her argument is that they are undermined by a growing number of empirical inconsistencies, but that this is ignored by the dominant paradigm owing to the strength of expectations generated by historical linguistics. She has proposed a hypothetical alternative sequence in West Polynesia which argues for a high degree of continuity between the Lapita and post-Lapita periods.
Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands by Ian Lilley