This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands. It is the first text to provide integrated treatment of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands. It enables readers to form a coherent overview of cultural developments across the region as a whole. It brings together contributions from some of the region's leading scholars. It focuses on new discoveries, conceptual innovations, and postcolonial realpolitik. It challenges conventional thinking on major regional and global issues in archaeology.
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Author Biography - Ian Lilley
Ian Lilley is Reader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at the University of Queensland. He is a past President of the Australian Archaeological Association. Lilley currently conducts field research in Torres Strait and New Caledonia, and his recent publications include Le Pacifique de 5000 a 2000 BP: Supplements a l'histoire d'une colonisation (with Jean-Christophe Galipaud, 1999), Native Title and the Transformation of Archaeology in the Postcolonial World (2000), and Histories of Old Ages: Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones (with Atholl Anderson and Sue O'Connor, 2001).