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Are 'Cultures' Inherited? Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Origins and Migrations of Austronesian-Speaking Peoples Prior to 1000 BC

Bellwood, Peter; Chambers, Geoffrey K.; Ross, Malcolm; Hung, Hsiao-Chun


This chapter examines the evidence for the movement of Austronesian-speaking peoples from Taiwan into the Philippines and beyond, drawing upon data from comparative linguistics, archaeology and genetics. The chronological focus is mainly on the period between 2500 and 1000 bc. These three disciplines in combination make a migration of Austronesian-speaking communities a more likely conclusion than independent movements of languages, genes and items of material culture. This implies that a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .1007/978-1-4419-6970-5_16


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