The dispersal of Austronesian-speaking farmer-voyagers from Taiwan into Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) and out into
the Pacific is one of the great metanarratives of global history. In this chapter, the major lines of multidisciplinary
evidence for the “Austronesian” dispersal into ISEA are critically evaluated. Several key points emerge: usage of
the term “Austronesian” should be restricted to languages and not be applied to genetic attributes or material
culture; the dispersals of genes and...[Show more]
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