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How to explain Polynesian Outliers' heterogeneity?

Zinger, Wanda; Valentin, Frederique; Flexner, James; Bedford, Stuart; Detroit, Florent; Grimaud-Herve, Dominique


Eighteen islands or localities, distributed across Micronesia and Melanesia, are identified as Polynesian Outliers. Their current populations display Polynesian linguistic and cultural features. Linguistics, ethnography and archaeology have questioned the modalities of their formation. Rather than foc using on long-distance voyaging and migrations of Polynesian people into the Micronesian and Melanesian regions, we synthesised archaeological and biological data, the latter frequently...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Networks and Monumentality in the Pacific. Proceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 7, Session XXXVIII
Access Rights: Open Access


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