First Settlement of Remote Oceania: Earliest Sites in the by Mike T. Carson

By Mike T. Carson

This publication bargains the single synthesis of early-period Marianas archaeology, marking the 1st human cost of distant Oceania approximately 1500 B.C.  In those distant islands of the northwest Pacific Ocean, archaeological discoveries now can outline the oldest web site contexts, courting, and artifacts of a Neolithic (late stone-age) humans. This historic cost used to be comprehensive via the world’s longest open-ocean voyage in human historical past at its time, greater than 2000 km from any modern populated zone. This paintings brings the remoted Mariana Islands into the leading edge of clinical learn of ways humans first settled distant Oceania, extra vital for realizing long-distance human migration more often than not. Given this importance, the early Marianas websites deserve shut cognizance that has been awkwardly lacking in the past. the writer attracts on his years of extensive box examine to outline the earliest Marianas websites in medical element yet available for large readership. It covers 3 significant issues: 1) situating the traditional websites of their unique environmental contexts; 2) stock of the early-period websites and their relationship; and three) the complete variety of pottery, stone instruments, shell embellishes, and different artifacts.  The paintings concludes with discussing the affects of the findings on Asia-Pacific archaeology and on human worldwide migration studies.

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