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Lapita and proto-oceanic

Donohue, Mark; Denham, Tim


Linguistics and archaeology have been, and continue to be, entwined in the discourse on the early human history of the Pacific. It is commonly assumed, explicitly or otherwise, that the bearers of the Lapita culture were speakers of Proto-Oceanic, the ancestor of the Austronesian languages of most of the Pacific. In this discursive piece, the chronological data for the location and timing of the emergence of Lapita pottery are compared with the linguistic data for the source region of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2012.742609


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