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Archaeopress Archaeology


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Edited by Aymeric Hermann, Frédérique Valentin, Christophe Sand, Emilie Nolet

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This volume reflects the tremendous progress made in Pacific island archaeology in the last 60 years which has considerably advanced our knowledge of early Pacific island societies, the rise of traditional cultural systems, and their later historical developments from European contact onwards.



Introduction – Aymeric Hermann, Christophe Sand ;
Vegetation cover of the megalithic site of Nan Madol (Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia): an assessment of its history – Christophe Sand ;
Stone architecture of the ancient Tongan state on Tongatapu Island, Kingdom of Tonga – Geoffrey Clark, Phillip Parton ;
Lithic drill points: an ethno-historic case study from Motupore Island (Papua New Guinea) – Hubert Forestier, Teppsy Beni, Henry Baills, Francois-Xavier Ricaut, Matthew G. Leavesley ;
Development of Exchange Networks in the Western Solomon Islands – Peter Sheppard ;
How to explain Polynesian Outliers’ heterogeneity? – Wanda Zinger, Frédérique Valentin, James Flexner, Stuart Bedford, Florent Détroit, Dominique Grimaud-Hervé ;
Receiving and integrating: the other side of insular mobilities. A comparative approach of integration ceremonies for Melanesia and Polynesia – Sophie Chave-Dartoen, Denis Monnerie

About the Author

Aymeric Hermann is a post-doctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. Since 2010, he has directed archaeological projects in several archipelagos of French Polynesia as well as in central Vanuatu. ;

Frédérique Valentin is a researcher in Oceanic archaeology at CNRS (UMR 7041, MSH Mondes, Nanterre, France). She specialises in funerary archaeology and biological anthropology. ;

Christophe Sand is Head Archaeologist for the New Caledonia Government at the IRD Research Centre in Nouméa, working on Southern Melanesia, Western Polynesia and Western Micronesia. ;

Emilie Nolet is an Assistant Professor in Archaeology at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.