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Migration and complexity in Holocene Island Southeast Asia

Szabo, Katherine; O'Connor, Susan

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Mapping the spread of Austronesian languages and its associated Neolithic culture forms the backbone of the orthodox model of the Island Southeast Asian Neolithic. The linguistic thrust of the narratives has tended to reduce the importance and independence of the archaeological record. In this paper we investigate how archaeological evidence has been used to support linguistic interpretations. Our own fieldwork and analysis suggest that reliance on the Austronesian linguistic 'tree' and the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSzabo, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:09:53Z
dc.identifier.issn0043-8243
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/87208
dc.description.abstractMapping the spread of Austronesian languages and its associated Neolithic culture forms the backbone of the orthodox model of the Island Southeast Asian Neolithic. The linguistic thrust of the narratives has tended to reduce the importance and independence of the archaeological record. In this paper we investigate how archaeological evidence has been used to support linguistic interpretations. Our own fieldwork and analysis suggest that reliance on the Austronesian linguistic 'tree' and the associated monolithic cultural categories may mask considerable complexity and diversity in the archaeological record.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceWorld Archaeology
dc.subjectKeywords: archaeological evidence; cultural history; language; migration; Asia; Eastern Hemisphere; Eurasia; Indonesia; oceanic regions; Pacific islands; Pacific Ocean; Southeast Asia; World Austronesian; Historical linguistics; Holocene; Island Southeast Asia; Migration; Neolithic
dc.titleMigration and complexity in Holocene Island Southeast Asia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume36
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor210101 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
local.identifier.absfor210103 - Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub16399
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSzabo, Katherine, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationO'Connor, Susan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage621
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage628
local.identifier.doi10.1080/0043824042000303809
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:21:15Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-11044237468
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