Samoan Archaeology And Cultural Heritage

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Samoan Archaeology And Cultural Heritage

Author : Helene Martinsson-Wallin
ISBN : 178491309X
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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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. Issues that are explored are; Do ancient remains matter in contemporary Samoa? What is the chronological status, and spatial relationship of archaeological monuments found in Samoa? Is the settlement pattern stable over the past 3000 years that Samoa has been populated and/or does central places emerge trough time? Previous efforts from the outside during the 1960 -70 of introducing Archaeology to Samoa that used archaeological methods, historical linguistics and ethno-history to interpret the Samoan past are assessed in regard to the development in Samoa but also in a wider West-Polynesian context. The book also contains data and discussions on our three-year program for archaeology at the large and important Pulemelei mound in Savai i during 2002-2004, some of which has not been published before. Results and further implications of these investigations that were followed up by an eight-year program where the author introduced courses in Archaeology at The National University of Samoa are also presented and discussed. These efforts served as a foundation to create a Bachelors program for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management. Results from our archaeological field schools, collaborations with the Museum of Samoa and interview projects on Cultural Heritage Management, education and legislation are also discussed here. They provide a foundation to understand the role of and the Historical Cultural Heritage in the past and present Samoa and how to move on to manage and protect this heritage in the future."
Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Pacific Island Heritage

Author : Jolie Liston
ISBN : 9781921862489
Genre : Social Science
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"This volume emerges from a ground-breaking conference held in the Republic of Palau on cultural heritage in the Pacific. It includes bold investigations of the role of cultural heritage in identity-making, and the ways in which community engagement informs heritage management practices. This is the first broad and detailed investigation of the unique and irreplaceable cultural heritage of the Pacific from a heritage management perspective. It identifies new trends in research and assesses relationships between archaeologists, heritage managers and local communities. The methods which emerge from these relationships will be critical to the effective management of heritage sites in the 21st century. A wonderful book which emerges from an extraordinary conference. Essential reading for cultural heritage managers, archaeologists and others with an interest in caring for the unique cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands".
Category: Social Science

On The Road Of The Winds

Author : Patrick Vinton Kirch
ISBN : 9780520292819
Genre : Social Science
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, which are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Decades of archaeological excavations, combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography, have revealed much new information about the long-term history of these Pacific Island societies and cultures. On the Road of the Winds synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago, and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This updated edition, enhanced with many new illustrations and an extensive bibliography, synthesizes the latest archaeological, linguistic, and biological discoveries that reveal the vastness of ancient history in the Pacific Islands.
Category: Social Science

An Archaeology Of Early Christianity In Vanuatu

Author : James L. Flexner
ISBN : 9781760460754
Genre : Religion
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Religious change is at its core a material as much as a spiritual process. Beliefs related to intangible spirits, ghosts, or gods were enacted through material relationships between people, places, and objects. The archaeology of mission sites from Tanna and Erromango islands, southern Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides), offer an informative case study for understanding the material dimensions of religious change. One of the primary ways that cultural difference was thrown into relief in the Presbyterian New Hebrides missions was in the realm of objects. Christian Protestant missionaries believed that religious conversion had to be accompanied by changes in the material conditions of everyday life. Results of field archaeology and museum research on Tanna and Erromango, southern Vanuatu, show that the process of material transformation was not unidirectional. Just as Melanesian people changed religious beliefs and integrated some imported objects into everyday life, missionaries integrated local elements into their daily lives. Attempts to produce ‘civilised Christian natives’, or to change some elements of native life relating purely to ‘religion’ but not others, resulted instead in a proliferation of ‘hybrid’ forms. This is visible in the continuity of a variety of traditional practices subsumed under the umbrella term ‘kastom’ through to the present alongside Christianity. Melanesians didn’t become Christian, Christianity became Melanesian. The material basis of religious change was integral to this process.
Category: Religion

The Oxford Handbook Of Prehistoric Oceania

Author : Ethan E. Cochrane
ISBN : 9780199925070
Genre : History
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"The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania presents the archaeology, linguistics, environment and human biology of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. First colonized 50,000 years ago, Oceania witnessed the independent invention of agriculture, the construction of Easter Island's statues, and the development of the word's last archaic states."--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Archaeology In Oceania

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123414174
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology

Being And Becoming Indigenous Archaeologists

Author : George Nicholas
ISBN : 9781315433127
Genre : Social Science
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What does being an archaeologist mean to Indigenous persons? How and why do some become archaeologists? What has led them down a path to what some in their communities have labeled a colonialist venture? What were are the challenges they have faced, and the motivations that have allowed them to succeed? How have they managed to balance traditional values and worldview with Western modes of inquiry? And how are their contributions broadening the scope of archaeology? Indigenous archaeologists have the often awkward role of trying to serves as spokespeople both for their home community and for the scientific community of archaeologists. This volume tells the stories—in their own words-- of 37 indigenous archaeologists from six continents, how they became archaeologists, and how their dual role affects their relationships with their community and their professional colleagues. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress
Category: Social Science

Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin 2005 Afob 2005

Author : Archaeological Institute of America
ISBN : 1931909113
Genre : Social Science
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The Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) is an annual resource designed as an excellent starting point to plan a fieldschool or archaeological vacation. Perfect for a student or the layperson, AFOB provides an extensive list of programmes that offer opportunities to excavate in the United States and abroad. This fully indexed edition contains more than 200 fieldwork opportunities, listed under major geographic regions. Each entry provides essential information about the site, including full contact details, the duration of the excavation, age requirements, applicable fees, and general background information. As in past years, the 2005 AFOB also contains a fully updated list of state archaeologists, state historical preservation officers, and archaeological organisations - all excellent resources from which to receive information about excavations not listed within this publication.
Category: Social Science

World Heritage Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133518477
Genre : World Heritage areas
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Category: World Heritage areas


Author : United Nations
ISBN : UOM:39015043031288
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Western Samoa

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ISBN : UOM:39015032068994
Genre : Environmental policy
File Size : 52.66 MB
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Category: Environmental policy

Samoan Art And Artists

Author : Sean Mallon
ISBN : UOM:39015056255204
Genre : Artists
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"The book has a broad sweep, covering all facets of the Samoan arts, including canoe and housebuilding, siapo (tapa), weaving, tattooing, oratory, adornment, all forms of performance art, the visual arts and literature"--Inside front cover.
Category: Artists

Archaeology Legislation

Author : J. R. McKinlay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043713614
Genre : Archaeology
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Appendixes deal with Australian legislation.
Category: Archaeology

Vastly Ingenious

Author : Atholl Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015074278279
Genre : Social Science
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Reflecting in 1769 on the manners and customs of the South Sea islands, Joseph Banks remarked that 'in every expedient for taking fish they are vastly ingenious'. Hence the title of this book on Pacific material culture, past and present. Bringing together an impressive group of scholars of Pacific archaeology, the editors have designed the book as both a thoroughly up-to-date and wide-ranging survey and as a festschrift for museum archaeologist Janet Davidson, until recently based at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Category: Social Science