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Excavating Eden: Missionaries, Material Culture, and Migration Theories in the History of Pacific Archaeology, 1797–1940

Haddow, Eve Katharine Ettershank


From the arrival of the London Missionary Society in the Pacific in 1797, Anglophone missionaries began to engage with the prehistory of the region. By offering observations and published accounts, collecting material culture, and recording oral traditions and language terms, they contributed to emerging theories of the prehistory and origins of Pacific people. Some missionaries also presented their own interpretations of the available data. This thesis...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5f60987048d94


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