Austronesian Studies in 2016: Where are we now?

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2016

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Bellwood, Peter

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Gadjah Mada University Press

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My first introduction to the Austronesians came in 1967, when I began reasearch in eastern Polynesia. This is almost 50 years ago, and since then I have witnessed many debates, sometimes quite excited ones, over questions of Austronesian origin, migration history and identity. Nowadays, powerful scientific techniques are being applied to answer such questions, especially in fields such as genomics, craniometrics, computational linguistics, and the many branches of archaeological science. What have we learnet? How does the modern debate differ from that of 50 years ago, and where is it likely to go in the future?

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Austronesian Diaspora - A New Perspective

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2037-12-31