On the road of the winds : an archaeological history of the Pacific islands before European contact
"The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, which are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesi...
|Main Author:||Kirch, Patrick Vinton , [Author]|
Oakland, California :
University of California Press,
|Edition:||Revised and expanded edition.|
- Introduction : defining Oceania
- Discovering the Oceanic past
- The Pacific islands as a human environment
- Sahul and the prehistory of "old" Melanesia
- Lapita and the Austronesian expansion
- The prehistory of "new" Melanesia
- Micronesia : in the "sea of little islands"
- Polynesia : origins and dispersals
- Polynesian chiefdoms and archaic states
- Big structures and large processes in Oceanic prehistory.