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H 290 x W 205 mm

198 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white

Published Mar 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784913090

Digital: 9781784913106

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Samoa; archaeology; heritage; culture

Samoan Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Monuments and People, Memory and History

By Helene Martinsson-Wallin

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The overall purpose of this book is to provide a foundation for Samoan students to become the custodians of the historical narrative based on Archaeological research.



Preface; Chapter 1 Archaeology in Samoa – setting the stage; Chapter 2 The Pulemelei mound site investigations 2002-2004; Chapter 3 Prehistoric settlement patterns in Samoa - the Letoloplantation revisited; Chapter 4 Star- and chiefly mounds and ‘the house of the octopus’ – investigations of various monuments in Samoa; Chapter 5 Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management and Education in Contemporary Samoa; Chapter 6 Archaeology in Samoa - Synthesising the Past?; Chapter 7 Conclusions, Further Perspectives and English and Samoan Summaries; Appendix I Table of Samoan Excavations; Appendix II Radiocarbon Dates; Appendix III