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The Colonisation of Palau: preliminary results from Angaur and Ulong

Clark, Geoffrey; Wright, Duncan


The prehistory of Palau and other parts of western Micronesia has recently become important to debates about the colonisation and pattern of cultural development in the west Pacific. The main reason for this has been the suggestion that the antiquity of human occupation there might be much earlier than has been thought (e.g. Masse 1990), ilnd well before the dispersal of Lapita culture from the Bismarck Archipelago to Samo,1, between 3300 and 2850 BP (Specht and Gosden 1998; Anderson...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Conference paper
Source: Pacific Archaeology: assessments and prospects. Proceedings of the International Conference for the 50th anniversary of the first Lapita excavation (July 1952), Kone-Noumea 2002.
Access Rights: Open Access


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