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The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms


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Juli 1989

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This is an archaeological perspective on the elaborate system of chiefdoms found in the islands of Polynesia.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Foundation: 2. Polynesian societies and ecosystems; 3. Ancestral Polynesia; Part II. Process: 4. Dispersal, colonization, and adaptation; 5. The demographic factor; 6. Changing environments; 7. Development and intensification of production; 8. Competition and conflict; Part III. Transformation: 9. Tonga; 10. Hawaii; 11. Easter Island; 12. Epilogue; Glossary of Polynesian terms; References; Index.

Pressestimmen

'... most comprehensive and analytical review of Polynesian archaeology to appear in the literature so far ...'. Archaeology 'A fascinating, authoritative account of the development of pre-European political systems in the central and eastern Pacific ... a major achievement.' John Terrell, Reviews in Anthropology 'This is archaeology as it should be.' Man 'This well-illustrated book with its extensive bibliography should continue to be an important book for scholars and students of Polynesia for years to come.' Journal of the Polynesian Society
EAN: 9780521273169
ISBN: 0521273161
Untertitel: 'New Studies in Archaeology'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1989
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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