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Hawaiki, Ancestral Polynesia: An Essay in Historical Anthropology

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Dezember 2010

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An anthropological approach to long-term history through detailed reconstruction of the Ancestral Polynesian culture, Hawaiki.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Prologue: on historical anthropology; Part I. The Phylogenetic Model: Theory and Method: 1. The phylogenetic model in historical anthropology; 2. Methodologies: implementing the phylogenetic model; 3. Polynesia as a phylogenetic unit; Part II. Rediscovering 'Hawaiki': 4. The ancestral Polynesian world; 5. Subsistence; 6. Food preparation and cuisine; 7. Material culture; 8. Social and political organization; 9. Gods, rituals, and seasons; Epilogue: on history, phylogeny, and evolution.

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"In all, this is a wonderful book for anyone interested in the origins of Polynesian societies. It is also an example of good, solid, culture history methodology at its best, with a nice admixture of ecology and theoretical issues." Journal Canadien D'Archeologie
EAN: 9780521788793
ISBN: 052178879X
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2010
Seitenanzahl: 394 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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