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By Ian Lilley

This publication is a cutting-edge creation to the archaeology of Oceania, overlaying either Australia and the Pacific Islands. the 1st textual content to supply built-in therapy of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands permits readers to shape a coherent evaluate of cultural advancements around the sector as an entire Brings jointly contributions from many of the region’s major students specializes in new discoveries, conceptual ideas, and postcolonial realpolitik demanding situations traditional pondering on significant local and international matters in archaeology

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Obsidian from Vanuatu has been found in Fiji, and many Fijians, Ni-Vanuatu, Kanaks of New Caledonia and southeast Solomons Islanders [from the Reefs/Santa Cruz] do not look Polynesian . . These areas, however, like Polynesia are part of Remote Oceania . . [indicating] there must have been significant post-Lapita gene flow down the chain from the main Solomons or further north into Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji . . We are thus still left with a need to postulate periods of post-Lapita connectedness between these various areas.

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1999a Late Holocene Transformations in Eastern Torres Strait (or, the Long Arm of Lapita . ). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Archaeological Association, Mandurah. 26 IAN LILLEY —— 1999b Lapita as Politics. In Le Pacifique de 5000 à 2000 avant le Présent. Suppléments à l’Histoire d’une Colonisation. J-C. Galipaud et I. Lilley, eds. pp. 21–29. Nouméa: IRD. —— 2004a Diaspora and Identity in Archaeology: Moving Beyond the Black Atlantic. In A Companion to Social Archaeology.

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