The Early Prehistory of Fiji

The Early Prehistory of Fiji

Edited by: Geoffrey Clark orcid, Atholl Anderson

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I enjoyed reading this volume. It is rare to see such a comprehensive report on hard data published these days, especially one so insightfully contextualised by the editors’ introductory and concluding chapters. These scholars and the others involved in the work really know their stuff, and it shows. The editors connect the preoccupations of Pacific archaeologists with those of their colleagues working in other island regions and on “big questions” of colonisation, migration, interaction and patterns and processes of cultural change in hitherto-uninhabited environments. These sorts of outward-looking, big-picture contextual studies are invaluable, but all too often are missing from locally- and regionally-oriented writing, very much to its detriment. In sum, the work strongly advances our understanding of the early prehistory of Fiji through its well-integrated combination of original research and the reinterpretation of existing knowledge in the context of wider theoretical and historical concerns. In doing so The Early Prehistory of Fiji makes a truly substantial contribution to Pacific and archaeological scholarship.

Professor Ian Lilley, The University of Queensland


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Publication date:
Dec 2009
Terra Australis 31
ANU Press
Terra Australis
Arts & Humanities: Archaeology, History; Social Sciences: Anthropology
Pacific: Fiji

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  1. Research on the early prehistory of Fiji. (PDF, 1.1MB)Atholl Anderson and Geoffrey Clark doi
  2. Palaeofaunal sites and excavation (PDF, 1.4MB)Trevor H. Worthy and Atholl Anderson doi
  3. Results of palaeofaunal research (PDF, 1.0MB)Trevor H. Worthy and Atholl Anderson doi
  4. Vegetation histories from the Fijian Islands: Alternative records of human impact (PDF, 1.7MB)Geoffrey Hope, Janelle Stevenson and Wendy Southern doi
  5. Fieldwork in southern Viti Levu and Beqa Island (PDF, 4.2MB)Atholl Anderson and Geoffrey Clark doi
  6. Fieldwork in northern Viti Levu and Mago Island (PDF, 2.4MB)Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson doi
  7. Site chronology and a review of radiocarbon dates from Fiji (PDF, 1.3MB)Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson doi
  8. Molluscan remains from Fiji (PDF, 1.6MB)Katherine Szabó doi
  9. The fish bone remains (PDF, 846KB)Geoffrey Clark and Katherine Szabó doi
  10. Bird, mammal and reptile remains (PDF, 918KB)Trevor H. Worthy and Geoffrey Clark doi
  11. Ceramic assemblages from excavations on Viti Levu, Beqa-Ugaga and Mago Island (PDF, 3.5MB)Geoffrey Clark doi
  12. Post-Lapita ceramic change in Fiji (PDF, 878KB)Geoffrey Clark doi
  13. Compositional analysis of Fijian ceramics (PDF, 1.1MB)Geoffrey Clark and Douglas Kennett doi
  14. Stone artefact manufacture at Natunuku, Votua, Kulu and Ugaga, Fiji (PDF, 1.5MB)Chris Clarkson and Lyn Schmidt doi
  15. Characterisation and sourcing of archaeological adzes and flakes from Fiji (PDF, 1.2MB)Barry Fankhauser, Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson doi
  16. Colonisation and culture change in the early prehistory of Fiji (PDF, 1.5MB)Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson doi

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