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  1. Emergence and Development of Ancestral Polynesian Society in Tonga (British Archaeological Reports International Series)

    Emergence and Development of Ancestral Polynesian Society in Tonga (British Archaeological Reports International Series) [Paperback]

    Regular Price: £38.00

    Special Price: £15.00

    ISBN: 9781407314242
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2762
    Early Polynesian social development, and its dispersal through migration, are hotly debated topics, though this development is thought to have been centred on Tonga. This thesis uses material from Tongan archaeological sites to attempt to form mor... .... Learn More
  2. The Archaeology of Community Emergence and Development on Mabuyag in the Western Torres Strait

    The Archaeology of Community Emergence and Development on Mabuyag in the Western Torres Strait [Paperback]

    Duncan Wright (Author)

    Regular Price: £22.00

    Special Price: £10.00

    ISBN: 9781407314150
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2754
    Torres Strait lies at a crucial point both geographically and conceptually between Australia and the Pacific. This book examines methodologies used in both regions for examining bounded archaeological communities. It applies a model of social arch... .... Learn More
  3. Rice Bowls and Dinner Plates

    Rice Bowls and Dinner Plates [Paperback]

    Virginia Esposito (Author)

    Regular Price: £37.00

    Special Price: £15.00

    ISBN: 9781407313160
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2674
    This volume details the results of the first intra-site examination of Chinese gold miners’ camps in Australia and the compositional analyses of Chinese-made ceramic vessels found there. Ceramic collections from five southeastern New South Wales g... .... Learn More
  4. Melanesia

    Melanesia [Hardback]

    Nicholas Thomas (Author); Elizabeth Bonshek (Author); Julie Adams (Author); Lissant Bolton (Editor); Ben Burt (Editor)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9780714125961
    Published by : British Museum Press
    The British Museums uniquely important Melanesian collection is pre-eminent among early collections, and the 20,000 items it comprises are core to understanding the cultures of the western Pacific. The extraordinary art styles represented, from gr... .... Learn More
  5. Body Ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands

    Body Ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands [Paperback]

    Ben Burt (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780714125787
    Published by : British Museum Press
    The Kwara'ae and other peoples of Malaita island in Solomon Islands once dressed for special occasions in ornaments of glistening white shell and pearl shell, intricately carved turtle shell, strings and straps of shell money-beads and combs an... .... Learn More
  6. Tivaivai

    Tivaivai [Paperback]

    Andrea Eimke (Author); Susanne Kuchler (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780714125800
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Quilts generically known as tivaivai have been produced by women in the Cook Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the Society Islands and elsewhere in Eastern Polynesia since the late 19th century, where they were a substitute for bark-cloth but als... .... Learn More
  7. Remote Possibilities

    Remote Possibilities: Hoa Hakananai'a and HMS Topaze on Rapa Nui [Paperback]

    Jo Anne Van Tilburg (Author)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9780861591589
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 158
    This paper is a considerably revised version of the 1992 British Museum Occasional Paper No. 73 by the same author. The book describes how, when and by whom Hoa Hakanai'a was collected. It also reconstructs the underlying Rapanui aesthetic and ... .... Learn More
  8. Out of Antarctica

    Out of Antarctica: Reflections on the origins of peoples [Paperback]

    Robert Argod (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £8.00

    ISBN: 9781902699455
    Published by : Periplus Publishing London Ltd
    A fascinating exploration into the mystery of where the Polynesian people came from; starts by delving into Polynesian mythology, and combining it with extensive maritime knowledge. The logical conclusion - Antarctica! Well worth a read. .... Learn More
  9. Transforming Skins

    Transforming Skins: Kwermin Sequences of Growth [Paperback]

    Sveinn Eggertsson (Author)

    £16.99

    ISBN: 9789979545149
    Published by : Iceland University Press
    The Kwermin people occupy a series of valleys in the Western Provence of Papua New Guinea. This ethnographic study examines the Kwermin concept of the production of `knowledgeable skins' or `skin-like knowledge', meaning the acquisition of know... .... Learn More
  10. Sigatoka

    Sigatoka: Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory [Paperback]

    Yvonne Marshall (Author); Andrew Crosby (Author); Sepeti Matararaba (Author); Shannon Wood (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9781842170113
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: University of Southampton Department of Archaeology Monograph
    Volume: 1
    The traditional view of the colonisation of Fiji is one of an initial movement to the islands three thousand years ago followed by relative isolation until the 19th century. Therefore it is no surprise that these islands and their inhabitants h... .... Learn More

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