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An integrated perspective on the Austronesian Diaspora: the switch from cereal agriculture to maritime foraging in the colonisation of Island Southeast Asia

Bulbeck, F David


This paper reviews the archaeological evidence for maritime interaction spheres in Island Southeast Asia during the Neolithic and preceding millennia. It accepts that cereal agriculture was well-established in Taiwan during the Neolithic but finds minimal evidence for the transmission of agriculture from Taiwan to Island Southeast Asia. Accordingly, the scholarly dispute in early Austronesian culture history between farming and maritime perspectives is deemed to be based on a vacuous...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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