Ancient Fiji: Melting pot of the Southwest Pacific

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dc.contributor.editor Cochrane, EE en
dc.contributor.editor Hunt, TL en 2018-10-04T22:55:27Z en 2017-12 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780199925070 en
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dc.description.abstract Like the other archipelagos of Remote Oceania, Fiji was colonized by Lapita voyagers approximately 1000 BC. Over the subsequent three millennia, Fijian populations underwent considerable change, resulting in the unique cultural, biological, and linguistic characteristics that differentiate Fiji from populations in both Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the west. This article summarizes the Lapita archaeology of the archipelago and later culture history including change in ceramic horizons, the spatial scale of interaction within the archipelago, and potential migrations into from other island groups. The rise of Fijian chiefdoms is also examined with these polities closely linked to increasing competition, fortifications, and defendable agricultural resources. Finally, artefactual, linguistic, and biological data characterizing Fijian populations are examined and it is concluded that the generalization of Fiji as “not quite Melanesian, not quite Polynesian” can best be explained within a cultural transmission framework that separates analogous and homologous similarity. en
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dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania en
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dc.rights This is the accepted version of a chapter published by Oxford University Press in the book The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania edited by Ethan E. Cochrane and Terry L. Hunt published in 2017. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. en
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dc.title Ancient Fiji: Melting pot of the Southwest Pacific en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199925070.013.016 en
pubs.begin-page 206 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Oxford University Press en en
pubs.end-page 230 en
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pubs.elements-id 646033 en Arts en Social Sciences en Anthropology en
pubs.number 10 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-09 en

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