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  1. Remote Possibilities

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

    Jo Anne Van Tilburg (Author)


    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
  2. Out of Antarctica

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

    Robert Argod (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

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    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
  3. Transforming Skins

    Transforming Skins: Kwermin Sequences of Growth [Paperback]

    Sveinn Eggertsson (Author)


    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
  4. Sigatoka

    Sigatoka: Shifting Sands of Fijian Prehistory [Paperback]

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


    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
  5. The British in Java, 1811-1816

    The British in Java, 1811-1816: A Javanese Account [Hardback]

    Peter Carey (Author)


    ISBN: 9780197260623
    Published by : British Academy
    This volume provides a unique insight into the Javanese view of events from the vantage point of the Central Javanese court of Yogyakarta, a court which experienced British military force at first hand in June 1812 when it was stormed by Britis... .... Learn More

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