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Edward W Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952 (review)

Edward W Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952... book and media reviews 461 Edward W Gifford and Richard S Bedford, G Sand, and D Barley; Shutler Jr’s Archaeological Expedition New Zealand Archaeological Associa- to New Caledonia in 1952, by tion Monograph 25, Auckland 2002.) Christophe Sand and Patrick V Kirch. Sand and Kirch’s volume is a won- Noumea: Departement Archéologie, derful account of the 1952 expedition, Service Territorial des Musées et du in which seven months were spent in Patrimoine de Nouvelle-Calédonie, the field, with fifty-three sites surveyed 2002. isbn 2-9509311-97; 192 pages, and eleven excavated. Not only was figures, map, photographs, appen- the original Lapita site (called site 13) dixes, notes, bibliography, in French excavated, with similarities noted and English. a12.57; fcfp 1,500. between the pottery and finds from New Guinea and Fiji, but Gifford In August 1952 two archaeologists sent charcoal samples to Professor excavated a site on the Foue Peninsula H R Crane at the University of Michi- on New Caledonia’s west coast. One gan to try out the then new radio- of them, E W Gifford, was reaching carbon-dating technique. The char- the end of his career; the other, coal dates of the ninth and fifth Richard Shutler Jr, was just starting centuries http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Edward W Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952 (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 16 (2) – Aug 31, 2004

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Abstract

book and media reviews 461 Edward W Gifford and Richard S Bedford, G Sand, and D Barley; Shutler Jr’s Archaeological Expedition New Zealand Archaeological Associa- to New Caledonia in 1952, by tion Monograph 25, Auckland 2002.) Christophe Sand and Patrick V Kirch. Sand and Kirch’s volume is a won- Noumea: Departement Archéologie, derful account of the 1952 expedition, Service Territorial des Musées et du in which seven months were spent in Patrimoine de Nouvelle-Calédonie, the field, with fifty-three sites surveyed 2002. isbn 2-9509311-97; 192 pages, and eleven excavated. Not only was figures, map, photographs, appen- the original Lapita site (called site 13) dixes, notes, bibliography, in French excavated, with similarities noted and English. a12.57; fcfp 1,500. between the pottery and finds from New Guinea and Fiji, but Gifford In August 1952 two archaeologists sent charcoal samples to Professor excavated a site on the Foue Peninsula H R Crane at the University of Michi- on New Caledonia’s west coast. One gan to try out the then new radio- of them, E W Gifford, was reaching carbon-dating technique. The char- the end of his career; the other, coal dates of the ninth and fifth Richard Shutler Jr, was just starting centuries

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Published: Aug 31, 2004

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