Rediscovering Ancient Inhabited Islands of the Pacific
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Anthropology and Museum Studies
This special issue brings together a set of geoarchaeological studies in the diverse coastal zones of the Pacific, encompassing a deep history of human occupation from the Pleistocene through the Holocene and from the equatorial tropics to the near‐polar regions. These papers build on recent geoarchaeological work on this theme (e.g., Izuho et al., 2009; Vasilevsky, Grischenko, & Orlova, 2010; Itoh et al., 2011; Carson, 2012a; Seeto, Nunn, & Sanjana, 2012; Kelloway et al., 2014). The individual contributions here illustrate different approaches for making sense of the variety of processes that have shaped the archaeological record and influenced human use of these areas over the millennia. Further, these combined works represent multinational perspectives in the international spirit of the journal Geoarchaeology.
Buvit, I., & Carson, M. T. (2014). Rediscovering Ancient Inhabited Islands of the Pacific. Geoarchaeology, 29(3), 181–184. https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21472
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