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The Archaeology of Micronesia


  • 43 b/w illus. 15 maps 1 table
  • Page extent: 314 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.76 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 996.5
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: DU500 .R35 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Micronesia--Antiquities
    • Anthropology--Micronesia
    • Material culture--Micronesia
    • Micronesia--Civilization
    • Micronesia--History

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521651882 | ISBN-10: 0521651883)

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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.


1. Micronesian/macrofusion; 2. Micronesians: the people in history and anthropology; 3. Fluid boundaries: horizons of the local, colonial and disciplinary; 4. Settling the seascape: fusing islands and people; 5. Identifying difference: the Mariana Islands; 6. A sea of islands: Palau, Yap and the Carolinian Atolls; 7. 'How the past speaks here!': The Eastern Caroline Islands; 8. Islands and beaches: the atoll groups and outliers; 9. The tropical northwest Pacific in context.

Prize Winner

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2006


"A thought-provoking work...Essential." L.A. Kimball, Western Washington University, CHOICE

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