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On the Road of the Winds
On the Road of the Winds
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On the Road of the Winds

Patrick Vinton Kirch
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On the Road of the Winds

Patrick Vinton Kirch
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and encompasses many thousands of islands that 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 Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Decades of archaeological excavations—combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography—have revealed much new information about the long-term history of these societies and cultures.  On the Road of the Winds  synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40, 000 years ago and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This updated edition, enhanced with many new illustrations and an extensive bibliography, synthesizes the latest archaeological, linguistic, and biological discoveries that reveal the vastness of ancient history in the Pacific Islands.

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Publisher
University of California Press
Year
2017
ISBN
9780520968899
Topic
Social Sciences
Subtopic
Anthropology
Edition
2

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