Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands

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Ian Lilley
Wiley, Jan 13, 2006 - History - 396 pages
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This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands.

  • The first text to provide integrated treatment of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands

  • Enables readers to form a coherent overview of cultural developments across the region as a whole

  • Brings together contributions from some of the region’s leading scholars

  • Focuses on new discoveries, conceptual innovations, and postcolonial realpolitik

  • Challenges conventional thinking on major regional and global issues in archaeology

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About the author (2006)

Ian Lilley is Reader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at the University of Queensland. He is a past President of the Australian Archaeological Association. Lilley currently conducts field research in Torres Strait and New Caledonia, and his recent publications include Le Pacifique de 5000 à 2000 BP: Suppléments à l'histoire d'une colonisation (with Jean-Christophe Galipaud, 1999), Native Title and the Transformation of Archaeology in the Postcolonial World (2000), and Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones (with Atholl Anderson and Sue O'Connor, 2001).

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