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By Geoffrey Clark, Foss Leach, Sue O'Connor

This assortment makes a considerable contribution to numerous hugely topical components of archaeological inquiry. a few of the papers current new and cutting edge examine into the approaches of maritime colonisation, methods that have an effect on archaeological contexts from islands to continents. Others shift concentration from technique to the archaeology of maritime locations from the Bering to the Torres Straits, supplying hugely distinct discussions of ways residing through and with the ocean is woven into all components of human lifestyles from subsistence to alternate and to ritual. Of equivalent value are extra summary discussions of islands as average locations refashioned by means of human career, both during the advent of latest organisms or new platforms of construction and intake. those transformation tales achieve additional texture (and style) via shut examinations of a few of the extra major results of colonisation and migration, fairly the construction of recent cultural identities. Afinal set of papers explores the ways that the thoughts of archaeological technological know-how have supplied insights into the fauna of islands and the human heritage of such areas. Islands of Inquiry highlights the significance of an archaeologically proficient heritage of landmasses within the oceans and seas of the realm.

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Anderson (2000:16–17) is critical of both the term and the concept of Irwin’s proposed terra australis 29 38 Islands of Inquiry / Jim Allen and James F. O’Connell ‘voyaging nursery’, extending from Island Southeast Asia to the Bismarcks. Regardless, we continue to find utility in Irwin’s data and arguments, particularly as they pertain to Wallacea. Whether or not earlier watercraft were in use still further west is unimportant here; it is no leap of faith to suppose that once the larger landforms of the Sunda shelf had been left behind, the technological sophistication and use of watercraft, even bamboo rafts, increased among the large and small islands of Wallacea.

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