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The Emergence of Mailu : as a central place in coastal Papuan prehistory

CollectionsTerra Australis
ANU Pacific Institute
Title: The Emergence of Mailu : as a central place in coastal Papuan prehistory
Author(s): Irwin, Geoffrey
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Dept. of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University.
Series/Report no.: Terra Australis: 10
This monograph is the result of the tying together of three separate strands. The first was the remarkable development on Mailu Island of a large community of specialist potters, makers of shell valuables, and sea-going traders. The second strand was the particular stage that had been reached in the archaeological exploration of coastal Papua New Guinea by the early 1970s which directed attention, wit.11 some luck as w<·ll as planning, to that part of the southcastern coast. The third was that the set of interests I took with me were, in some ways, suited to the situation I found there.
ISBN: 0867847573
ISSN: 0725-9018


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