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After Captain Cook: The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia (review)

After Captain Cook: The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia (review) 112 asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 . . tors to this volume rarely discuss Solheim’s pate their own presentation of potentially ideasdirectly. Perhapsthisisinevitablein valuable alternative hypotheses. a Festschrift, which aims for a respectful Paz writes in his postscript that Solheim distance rather than critical engagement is finalizing a new book on his Nusantao with its human subject. Most contributors hypothesis. Hopefully that will stimulate tiptoe around Solheim’s most well-known new interest and testing of these ideas in theories, such as his Nusantao hypothesis ways that better unify those working on the on the origins of Austronesian-speaking archaeology of Southeast Asia and neigh- peoples in the Pacific. Only Meacham, boring regions. These disappointments (or Oppenheimer, and Bulbeck write directly more accurately, unrealistic expectations) about these ideas, while those who have aside, this volume remains a valuable con- written critically about them (such as Bell- tribution to the field and would be useful wood) keep a polite distance. Two contrib- for those interested in its disciplinary his- utors, Tanudirjo and Jiao, take care to tory and as a glimpse into its current prac- avoid direct criticism, which serves to dissi- tice, as well as an introduction to the life of Bill http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

After Captain Cook: The Archaeology of the Recent Indigenous Past in Australia (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 45 (1) – Mar 27, 2006

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112 asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 . . tors to this volume rarely discuss Solheim’s pate their own presentation of potentially ideasdirectly. Perhapsthisisinevitablein valuable alternative hypotheses. a Festschrift, which aims for a respectful Paz writes in his postscript that Solheim distance rather than critical engagement is finalizing a new book on his Nusantao with its human subject. Most contributors hypothesis. Hopefully that will stimulate tiptoe around Solheim’s most well-known new interest and testing of these ideas in theories, such as his Nusantao hypothesis ways that better unify those working on the on the origins of Austronesian-speaking archaeology of Southeast Asia and neigh- peoples in the Pacific. Only Meacham, boring regions. These disappointments (or Oppenheimer, and Bulbeck write directly more accurately, unrealistic expectations) about these ideas, while those who have aside, this volume remains a valuable con- written critically about them (such as Bell- tribution to the field and would be useful wood) keep a polite distance. Two contrib- for those interested in its disciplinary his- utors, Tanudirjo and Jiao, take care to tory and as a glimpse into its current prac- avoid direct criticism, which serves to dissi- tice, as well as an introduction to the life of Bill

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Published: Mar 27, 2006

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