Archaeology in Oceania

Archaeology in Oceania is a magazine specializing in History topics.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, April

Crossing the Great Divide: A Ground-Edged Hatchet-Head from Vaucluse, Sydney
Abstract The raw material, method of manufacture and modification of a ground-edged hatchet-head found at Vaucluse in Sydney provides evidence for the movement of stone tools from west of the Great Dividing Range to the coast. Such evidence adds...
Dating the Appearance of Lapita Pottery in the Bismarck Archipelago and Its Dispersal to Remote Oceania
Abstract The Bayesian calibration program OxCal v.4.1.5 is applied to two chronological datasets for early Lapita derived from two pcomprehensive reviews. The two datasets are supplemented by published ages for early Lapita sites in two key island...
'Fire and Hearth' Forty Years On: Essays in Honour of Sylvia J. Hallam
'Fire and hearth' Forty years on: essays in honour of Sylvia J. Hallam C. Bird and R.E. Webb (eds) Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 7, 2011. ISSN 0313 122X, ISBN 978-1-920843-65-6. Pp. xiii+142. A$33.75 online, A$45 print This...
Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature
Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature By Anne Ross, Kathleen Pickering Sherman, Jeffrey G. Snodgrass, Henry D. Delcore and Richard Sherman. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-59874-577-1 (hb)/-578-8 (pb)....
Intrusion, Integration and Innovation on Small and Not-So-Small Islands with Particular Reference to Samoa
Abstract Investigations on small Polynesian outliers have illustrated how difficult it can be to identify archaeological evidence of intrusion, or to interpret the effect of any intrusion on the resident populations. In Samoa, the still meagre amount...
Lapita Caledonien: Archeologie D'un Premier Peuplement Insulaire Oceanien
Lapita Caledonien: Archeologie d'un Premier Peuplement Insulaire Oceanien By Christophe Sand Travaux & Documents Oceanistes 2. Societe des Oceanistes, Paris. ISBN 978-2-85430-025-3 Pp. 295. Price 38 [euro] New Caledonia, which includes La Grand...
Last Millennium Climate Change in the Occupation and Abandonment of Palau's Rock Islands
Abstract The role of AD 1300 climate change in widespread societal change in Palau and the Pacific Basin has recently been debated by Fitzpatrick (2010, 2011) and Nunn and Hunter-Anderson (2011). The central proposition examined here is the link...
Middle and Late Holocene Skin-Working Tools in Melanesia: Tattooing and Scarification?
Abstract Use-wear/residue analysis of small flakes and stemmed tools made of obsidian and quartz, from middle and late Holocene archaeological sites in Melanesia, indicates their use in piercing and cutting soft skin. This skin-working activity...
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