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The Prehistory of Polynesia

Edited by Jesse D. Jennings

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674181267

Publication Date: 11/29/1979

399 pages



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  • Introduction [Jesse D. Jennings]
  • 1. The Oceanic Context [Peter S. Bellwood]
  • 2. Lapita [Roger C. Green]
  • 3. Fiji [Everett L. Frost]
  • 4. Samoa and Tonga [Janet M. Davidson]
  • 5. The Marquesas [Yosihiko H. Sinoto]
  • 6. Easter Island [Patrick C. McCoy]
  • 7. Hawaii [H. David Tuggle]
  • 8. The Societies [Kenneth P. Emory]
  • 9. New Zealand [Janet M. Davidson]
  • 10. Language [Ross Clark]
  • 11. Physical Anthropology [William Howells]
  • 12. Subsistence and Ecology [Patrick V. Kirch]
  • 13. Settlement Patterns [Peter S. Bellwood]
  • 14. Voyaging [Ben R. Finney]
  • 15. Melanesia [J. Peter White]
  • Epilogue [Jesse D. Jennings]
  • Glossary
  • Contributors
  • Index

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