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Where we are heading today…. Settlement of Island Pacific – theories and politics. Pre-contact population, trading systems, land tenure Game time! – Turning discussion of the pre-contact Pacific into a competitive sport…. Buy books please… Also books are in at bookstore

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Where we are heading today…

  • Settlement of Island Pacific – theories and politics.

  • Pre-contact population, trading systems, land tenure

  • Game time! – Turning discussion of the pre-contact Pacific into a competitive sport….

  • Buy books please… Also books are in at bookstore

  • Quiz on physical geography of Pacific next Tuesday…So no discussion points or country article.


Early migration into the Pacific


  • Thor’s grandson Olav on Tangaroa July 2006


Representing the

pre-contact “natural” Pacific


Early migration into the Pacific


30,000 years ago


Early migration into the Pacific

Lapita – 4000 years ago, Marianas 3,500 bp, 1000 year wait at Samoa??

Sawai.. Yap


Early migration into the Pacific

Lapita – 4000 years ago, Marianas 3,500 bp, 1000 year wait at Samoa??

Last 2000 years for Eastern Polynesia. Sawai.. Yap


Early migration into the Pacific

Pre-contact - Island populations


Game time!!


European imagination and pacific people

“Hard and Soft Primitives”


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