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The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific / Geoffrey Irwin
Bib ID 2628764
Format BookBook
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Irwin, Geoffrey
 
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Description Oakleigh, Vic.:Cambridge University Press , 1992, 1992 
vii, 240 p.; ill., maps. 
Summary

Reviews theories of Pacific voyaging, navigation and settlement; mention of origins of settlement in Sahul.

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  • Machine derived contents note: 1. An introduction to the Pacific and the theory of its settlement
  • 2. Pleistocene voyaging and the settlement of Greater Australia and its Near Oceanic neighbours
  • 3. Issues in Lapita studies and the background to Oceanic colonisation
  • 4. Against, across and down the wind: a case for the systematic exploration of the remote Pacific
  • 5. The colonisation of Eastern Melanesia, West Polynesia and Central East Polynesia
  • 6. The colonisation of Hawaii, New Zealand and their neighbours
  • 7. Issues in the colonisation of Micronesia
  • 8. Voyaging by computer: experiments in the exploration of the remote Pacific Ocean
  • 9. Voyaging after colonisation and the study of culture change
  • 10. The rediscovery of Pacific exploration
 
Notes

Bibliography; p.[223]-231; Includes tables and index.

Subjects Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Australia.

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