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By Paul Rainbird

This was once the 1st book-length archaeological research of Micronesia, a set of island teams within the Western Pacific Ocean. Drawing on a variety of archaeological, anthropological and ancient resources, the writer explores a few of the ways in which the societies of those islands were interpreted given that ecu navigators first arrived there within the 16th century. contemplating the method of preliminary colonisation at the island teams of Marianas, Carolines, Marshalls and Kiribati, he examines the histories of those islands and explores how the neighbouring parts are drawn jointly via notions of fusion, fluidity and flux. the writer locations this quarter in the broader area of pacific island experiences and addresses modern debates equivalent to origins, strategies of colonisation, social enterprise, environmental swap and the translation of fabric tradition. This publication may be crucial interpreting for any pupil with an curiosity within the archaeology of the Pacific.

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