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Title The Austronesians : historical and comparative perspectives / edited by Peter Bellwood, James J. Fox and Darrell Tryon
Published Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2006]


Description 1 online resource (367 pages) : illustrations
Series Occasional paper of the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University
Occasional paper of the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University.
Contents The Austronesians in History: Common Origins and Diverse Transformations -- Section I. Origins and Dispersals -- Proto-Austronesian and the Major Austronesian Subgroups -- The Prehistory of Oceanic Languages: A Current View -- Borneo as a Cross-Roads for Comparative Austronesian Linguistics -- Austronesian Prehistory in Southeast Asia: Homeland, Expansion and Transformation -- The Lapita Culture and Austronesian Prehistory in Oceania -- The Austronesian Conquest of the Sea -- Upwind -- Domesticated and Commensal Mammals of Austronesia and Their Histories -- Section II. Transformations and Interactions -- Homo Sapiens is an Evolving Species: Origins of the Austronesians -- A Study of Genetic Distance and the Austronesian/Non-Austronesian Dichotomy -- Language Contact and Change in Melanesia -- Austronesian Societies and Their Transformations -- Sea Nomads and Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers: Foraging Adaptations in the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago -- Exchange Systems, Political Dynamics, and Colonial Transformations in Nineteenth Century Oceania -- Indic Transformation: The Sanskritization of Jawa and the Javanization of the Bharata -- Continuity and Change in the Austronesian Transition to Islam and Christianity -- Christianity and Austronesian Transformations: Church, Polity and Culture in the Philippines and the Pacific
Summary The Austronesian-speaking population of the world are estimated to number more than 270 million people, living in a broad swathe around half the globe, from Madagascar to Easter Island and from Taiwan to New Zealand. The seventeen papers in this volume provide a general survey of these diverse populations focusing on their common origins and historical transformations. The papers examine current ideas on the linguistics, prehistory, anthropology and recorded history of the Austronesians
Analysis Anthropology
Social life
Islands of the pacific
Notes Previously published in Australia by the Department of Anthropology in association with the Comparative Austronesian Project, Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra 1995
Papers originally presented at a conference of the Comparative Austronesian Project
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Austronesian languages -- Congresses
Prehistoric peoples -- Islands of the Pacific -- Congresses
Prehistoric peoples -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses
Comparative civilization -- Congresses
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
Austronesian languages
Comparative civilization
Prehistoric peoples
SUBJECT Islands of the Pacific -- Civilization -- Congresses
Southeast Asia -- Civilization -- Congresses
Subject Pacific Ocean -- Islands of the Pacific
Southeast Asia
Genre/Form Electronic books
proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Bellwood, Peter S., editor
Fox, James J., 1940- editor.
Tryon, D. T. (Darrell T.), editor.
Australian National University. Comparative Austronesian Project, issuing body.
ISBN 1920942858