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Origins of archaeology in the Pacific: The emergence and application of archaeological field techniques

Richards, Michelle; Howes, Hilary; Govor, Elena


When was archaeology first practised in the Pacific as a distinct discipline – that is, following a prescribed set of field methods to investigate human change over time, different from those used for other areas such as ethnology, geology, or linguistics? Did Pacific archaeology develop as the application of a metropolitan model, or did it evolve in situ, progressing in fits and starts and communicated only sporadically?We approach these questions by exploring the nature of early...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2019.1585232


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