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Straw boats and the proverbial sea: a response to 'Island Archaeology: In Search of a New Horizon'

Fitzpatrick, Scott; Erlandson, Jon; Anderson, Atholl; Kirch, Patrick


In a recent ISJ paper, “Island Archaeology: In Search of a New Horizon”, Boomert and Bright (2007) argue that the field of “island archaeology” should be replaced by an “archaeology of maritime identity”. We disagree and counter that although islands share many physical, biological, and cultural similarities with continental coasts, coastal zones also grade uninterruptedly into riverine, lacustrine, and terrestrial landscapes, raising questions about the validity of their concept of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Island Studies Journal


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