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Islands of Isolation: Archaeology and the Power of Aquatic Perimeters

Fitzpatrick, Scott, M; Anderson, Atholl


Isolation has contributed over time to the development of humans culturally and biologically. The concept of isolation was popular in earlier anthropological and archaeological discussions of island settlement, but it has waned in favor of models emphasizing interaction. Although many islanders around the world developed sophisticated techniques for seafaring, these did not assure them of constant access to other peoples or places. Using case studies from the Pacific, we stress the importance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564890801983941


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