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East of Easter: Traces of human impact in the far-eastern Pacific

Flett, Iona; Haberle, Simon


Building on the work of Atholl Anderson and other Pacific archaeologists, this paper describes the methodologies employed and some preliminary results in an ongoing investigation of preEuropean human impact on far-eastern Pacific Islands. Which islands in the far-eastern Pacific would Polynesian sailors have encountered if they ventured east of Easter Island? And if preColumbian South American explorers travelled west into the Pacific, would they have managed to reach the same islands? How...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2008
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Islands of inquiry: colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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