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Book Review: Tangatatau Rockshelter: The Evolution of an Eastern Polynesian Socio-Ecosystem

Bellwood, Peter


Archaeologist Patrick Kirch here cuts through an archaeological situation of un-certainty to find a mother-lode—a site that immediately throws an immense amount of light on a prehistoric situation that was hitherto obscure. Tangatatau rockshelter on the Polynesian island of Mangaia was one such lode, offering a well-focused lens into one of the most fundamental ques-tions in Pacific prehistory. What happened when fecund humans discovered tiny and extremely remote islands, filled them up rapidly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2017.1401568


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