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Sociopolitical development and a monumental earthwork landscape on Babeldaob Island, Palau

Liston, Jolie


This thesis investigates the mechanisms underlying the early emergence of monumentality on an Oceanic island and the correlation between the development of monumental architecture and the long-term processes of sociopolitical evolution. Babeldaob in the Palau archipelago of western Micronesia was selected for this study due to the nature of its monumental earth architecture. Monumental in both horizontal scale of interconnected complexes and dimensions of individual structures, Babeldaob's...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d515151d0b0d


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