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The emergence of Mailu as a central place in the prehistory of coastal Papua

Irwin, Geoffrey

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At the close of prehistory, the small Papuan island of Mailu was the location of a settlement that can be described as a central place. It was 'central' in that (1) with respect to the pattern of communications among contemporary sites in the area, it enjoyed a distinct relative locational advantage; (2) it was also very much larger, more influential and more functionally specialised than any other place. The Mailu Islanders alone maintained a fleet of large sea-going canoes and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1977-02
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116914

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