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Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific Crossroads: The Archaeology of Discovery, Interaction, and the Emergence of the "Ethnographic Present"

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Title: Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific Crossroads: The Archaeology of Discovery, Interaction, and the Emergence of the "Ethnographic Present"
Authors: Bedford, Stuart
Spriggs, Matthew
Keywords: Northern Vanuatu
interaction
contact and exchange
cultural transformation
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Bedford, S., M. Spriggs. 2008. Northern Vanuatu as a Pacific Crossroads: The Archaeology of Discovery, Interaction, and the Emergence of the "Ethnographic Present." Asian Perspectives 47 (1): 95-120.
Series/Report no.: Volume 47
Number 1
Abstract: Northern Vanuatu is a significant crossroads region of the Southwest Pacific. This paper outlines current archaeological research being undertaken in the area, focusing on defining initial human settlement there some 3000 years ago and subsequent cultural transformations which led to the establishment of the ethnographic present. The study to date has contributed to a more detailed picture of inter- and intraarchipelago interaction, settlement pattern, subsistence, and cultural differentiation. The research contributes to regional debates on human colonization, patterns of social interaction, and the drivers of social change in island contexts. KEYWORDS: Northern Vanuatu, interaction, contact and exchange, cultural transformation.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17282
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2008 - Volume 47, Number 1 (Spring)



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