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The Resource First settlement of remote Oceania : earliest sites in the Mariana Islands, Mike T. Carson, (electronic resource)

First settlement of remote Oceania : earliest sites in the Mariana Islands, Mike T. Carson, (electronic resource)

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First settlement of remote Oceania : earliest sites in the Mariana Islands
Title
First settlement of remote Oceania
Title remainder
earliest sites in the Mariana Islands
Statement of responsibility
Mike T. Carson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers the only synthesis of early-period Marianas archaeology, marking the first human settlement of Remote Oceania about 1500 B.C. In these remote islands of the northwest Pacific Ocean, archaeological discoveries now can define the oldest site contexts, dating, and artifacts of a Neolithic (late stone-age) people. This ancient settlement was accomplished by the world longest open-ocean voyage in human history at its time, more than 2000 km from any contemporary populated area. This work brings the isolated Mariana Islands into the forefront of scientific research of how people first settled Remote Oceania, further important for understanding long-distance human migration in general. Given this significance, the early Marianas sites deserve close attention that has been awkwardly missing until now. The author draws on his years of intensive field research to define the earliest Marianas sites in scientific detail but accessible for broad readership. It covers three major topics: 1) situating the ancient sites in their original environmental contexts; 2) inventory of the early-period sites and their dating; and 3) the full range of pottery, stone tools, shell ornaments, and other artifacts. The work concludes with discussing the impacts of the findings on Asia-Pacific archaeology and on human global migration studies
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BTCTA
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Carson, Mike T
Dewey number
996.7
LC call number
GN875.M27
LC item number
C37 2014
Series statement
Springer briefs in archaeology,
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human settlements
  • Human beings
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Mariana Islands
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Human beings
  • Human settlements
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Mariana Islands
  • Micronesië
Label
First settlement of remote Oceania : earliest sites in the Mariana Islands, Mike T. Carson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Defining early-period Marianas settlement -- Position of the Marianas in Oceanic prehistory -- Ancient site contexts -- Earliest site inventory -- Early-period material culture -- Defining earliest Marianas pottery -- An epic adventure? -- Long-term human-environment relations at Ritidian in Guam -- Considering earliest site-dating at Unai Bapot in Saipan -- Early-period material culture at House of Taga in Tinian -- Conclusions and implications of earliest Marianas sites
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000943702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783319010465
Lccn
2013942483
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000943702
Label
First settlement of remote Oceania : earliest sites in the Mariana Islands, Mike T. Carson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Defining early-period Marianas settlement -- Position of the Marianas in Oceanic prehistory -- Ancient site contexts -- Earliest site inventory -- Early-period material culture -- Defining earliest Marianas pottery -- An epic adventure? -- Long-term human-environment relations at Ritidian in Guam -- Considering earliest site-dating at Unai Bapot in Saipan -- Early-period material culture at House of Taga in Tinian -- Conclusions and implications of earliest Marianas sites
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000943702
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 149 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9783319010465
Lccn
2013942483
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000943702

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