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The death of a great land: ritual history and subsistence revolution in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Ballard, Christopher


The relationship between environmental conditions and the decisions and actions of historical agents is the central issue of this thesis. In a brief review of the role that social and environmental factors have played in archaeological explanation, I describe the scope for a form of archaeological ethnography in which particular attention is paid to the contrast between the different worlds of meaning in and through which historical agents address their environments. In the context of a debate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-06-28
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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