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The Resource The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific, Geoffrey Irwin, (electronic resource)

The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific, Geoffrey Irwin, (electronic resource)

Label
The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific
Title
The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Irwin
Title variation
The Prehistoric Exploration & Colonisation of the Pacific
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The exploration and colonisation of the Pacific is a remarkable episode of human prehistory. Early sea-going explorers had no prior knowledge of Pacific geography, no documents to record their route, no metal, no instruments for measuring time and none for exploration. Forty years of modern archaeology, experimental voyages in rafts, and computer simulations of voyages have produced an enormous range of literature on this controversial and mysterious subject. This book represents a major advance in knowledge of the settlement of the Pacific by suggesting that exploration was rapid and purposeful, undertaken systematically, and that navigation methods progressively improved. Using an innovative model to establish a detailed theory of navigation, Geoffrey Irwin claims that rather than sailing randomly downwind in search of the unknown, Pacific Islanders expanded settlement by the cautious strategy of exploring upwind, so as to ease their safe return. The author has tested this hypothesis against the chronological data from archaeological investigation, with a computer simulation of demographic and exploration patterns and by sailing throughout the region himself.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irwin, Geoffrey
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Navigation, Prehistoric
  • Trade routes
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Area
Label
The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific, Geoffrey Irwin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518225
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction to the Pacific and the theory of its settlement -- 2. Pleistocene voyaging and the settlement of Greater Australia and its Near Oceanic neighbours -- 3. Issues in Lapita studies and the background to Oceanic colonisation -- 4. Against, across and down the wind: a case for the systematic exploration of the remote Pacific -- 5. The colonisation of Eastern Melanesia, West Polynesia and Central East Polynesia -- 6. The colonisation of Hawaii, New Zealand and their neighbours -- 7. Issues in the colonisation of Micronesia -- 8. Voyaging by computer: experiments in the exploration of the remote Pacific Ocean -- 9. Voyaging after colonisation and the study of culture change -- 10. The rediscovery of Pacific exploration
Control code
CR9780511518225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521403719
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705830540
Label
The prehistoric exploration and colonisation of the Pacific, Geoffrey Irwin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518225
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An introduction to the Pacific and the theory of its settlement -- 2. Pleistocene voyaging and the settlement of Greater Australia and its Near Oceanic neighbours -- 3. Issues in Lapita studies and the background to Oceanic colonisation -- 4. Against, across and down the wind: a case for the systematic exploration of the remote Pacific -- 5. The colonisation of Eastern Melanesia, West Polynesia and Central East Polynesia -- 6. The colonisation of Hawaii, New Zealand and their neighbours -- 7. Issues in the colonisation of Micronesia -- 8. Voyaging by computer: experiments in the exploration of the remote Pacific Ocean -- 9. Voyaging after colonisation and the study of culture change -- 10. The rediscovery of Pacific exploration
Control code
CR9780511518225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521403719
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705830540

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