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The Resource The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies : archaeological and demographic perspectives, Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors

The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies : archaeological and demographic perspectives, Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors

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The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies : archaeological and demographic perspectives
Title
The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies
Title remainder
archaeological and demographic perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Were there major population collapses on Pacific Islands following first contact with the West? If so, what were the actual population numbers for islands such as Hawai'i, Tahiti, or New Caledonia? Is it possible to develop new methods for tracking the long-term histories of island populations? These and related questions are at the heart of this new book, which draws together cutting-edge research by archaeologists, ethnographers, and demographers. In their accounts of exploration, early European voyagers in the Pacific frequently described the teeming populations they encountered on island after island. Yet missionary censuses and later nineteenth-century records often indicate much smaller populations on Pacific Islands, leading many scholars to debunk the explorers' figures as romantic exaggerations. Recently, the debate over the indigenous populations of the Pacific has intensified, and this book addresses the problem from new perspectives. Rather than rehash old data and arguments about the validity of explorers' or missionaries' accounts, the contributors to this volume offer a series of case studies grounded in new empirical data derived from original archaeological fieldwork and from archival historical research. Case studies are presented for the Hawaiian Islands, Mo'orea, the Marquesas, Tonga, Samoa, the Tokelau Islands, New Caledonia, Aneityum (Vanuatu), and Kosrae
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.0995
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
GN662
LC item number
.G76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kirch, Patrick Vinton
  • Rallu, Jean-Louis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Oceania
  • Hawaii
  • Oceania
  • Hawaii
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Antiquities
  • Ethnology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Population
  • Hawaii
  • Oceania
  • Bevolkingsontwikkeling
  • Historische demografie
  • Oceanië
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Ethnologie
  • Archäologie
  • Hawaii
  • Ozeanien
  • Weiße
Label
The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies : archaeological and demographic perspectives, Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-373) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long-term demographic evolution in the Pacific islands : issues debates, and challenges / Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu -- Pre- and post-contact population in island Polynesia : can projections meet retrodictions? / Jean-Louis Rallu -- Demography and food in early Polynesia / Shripad Tuljapurkar, Charlotte Lee, and Michelle Figgs -- "Like shoals of fish" : archaeology and population in pre-contact Hawaiʻi / Patrick V. Kirch -- Modeling agricultural development and demography in Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island / Thegn N. Ladefoged and Michael W. Graves -- Paleodemography in Kahikinui, Maui : an archaeological approach / Patrick V. Kirch -- Reconstructing Hawaiian population at European contact : three regional case studies / Ross Cordy -- Pre-contact population in the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea : an integrated archaeological and ethnohistorical approach / Brenda K. Hamilton and Jennifer G. Kahn -- Estimating the population of Hokatu Valley, Ua Huka Island (Marquesas-French Polynesia) according to the archaeological remains / Eric Conte and Tamara Maric -- Archaeological demography and population growth in the Kingdom of Tonga : 950 B.C. to the historic era / David V. Burley -- Protohistoric Samoan population / Roger C. Green -- An accent on atolls in approaches to population histories of remote Oceania / Valerie J. Green and Roger C. Green -- Prehistoric population growth on Kosrae, eastern Caroline Islands / J. Stephen Athens -- Population in a vegetable kingdom : Aneityum Island (Vanuatu) at European contact in 1830 / Matthew Spriggs -- What were the real numbers? : the question of pre-contact population densities in New Caledonia / Christophe Sand, Jacques Bole, and A. Ouetcho -- Concluding remarks : methods, measures, and models in Pacific paleodemography / Patrick V. Kirch
Control code
276359952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 390 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864767
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tp14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276359952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies : archaeological and demographic perspectives, Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-373) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Long-term demographic evolution in the Pacific islands : issues debates, and challenges / Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu -- Pre- and post-contact population in island Polynesia : can projections meet retrodictions? / Jean-Louis Rallu -- Demography and food in early Polynesia / Shripad Tuljapurkar, Charlotte Lee, and Michelle Figgs -- "Like shoals of fish" : archaeology and population in pre-contact Hawaiʻi / Patrick V. Kirch -- Modeling agricultural development and demography in Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island / Thegn N. Ladefoged and Michael W. Graves -- Paleodemography in Kahikinui, Maui : an archaeological approach / Patrick V. Kirch -- Reconstructing Hawaiian population at European contact : three regional case studies / Ross Cordy -- Pre-contact population in the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea : an integrated archaeological and ethnohistorical approach / Brenda K. Hamilton and Jennifer G. Kahn -- Estimating the population of Hokatu Valley, Ua Huka Island (Marquesas-French Polynesia) according to the archaeological remains / Eric Conte and Tamara Maric -- Archaeological demography and population growth in the Kingdom of Tonga : 950 B.C. to the historic era / David V. Burley -- Protohistoric Samoan population / Roger C. Green -- An accent on atolls in approaches to population histories of remote Oceania / Valerie J. Green and Roger C. Green -- Prehistoric population growth on Kosrae, eastern Caroline Islands / J. Stephen Athens -- Population in a vegetable kingdom : Aneityum Island (Vanuatu) at European contact in 1830 / Matthew Spriggs -- What were the real numbers? : the question of pre-contact population densities in New Caledonia / Christophe Sand, Jacques Bole, and A. Ouetcho -- Concluding remarks : methods, measures, and models in Pacific paleodemography / Patrick V. Kirch
Control code
276359952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 390 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435666597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864767
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tp14
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276359952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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