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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 Edward W Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952, by Christophe Sand and Patrick V Kirch. Noumea: Departement Archéologie, Service Territorial des Musées et du Patrimoine de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 2002. isbn 2-9509311-97; 192 pages, figures, map, photographs, appendixes, notes, bibliography, in French and English. 12.57; fcfp 1,500. In August 1952 two archaeologists excavated a site on the Foue Peninsula on New Caledonia's west coast. One of them, E W Gifford, was reaching the end of his career; the other, Richard Shutler Jr, was just starting his. The site they dug was called Lapita, and the pottery they found was the archaeological signature of the colonizers of Remote Oceania about 3,000 years ago. Over the following two thousand years, the descendants of these colonizers had gone on to populate the rest of the Pacific. In August 2002, a group of over one hundred Pacific Islanders and archaeologists returned to the original Lapita site and also attended a conference held in both Koné and later Noumea to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its excavation. The fact that so many attended the conference is testimony to the importance of this excavation, as well 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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book and media reviews Edward W Gifford and Richard Shutler Jr's Archaeological Expedition to New Caledonia in 1952, by Christophe Sand and Patrick V Kirch. Noumea: Departement Archéologie, Service Territorial des Musées et du Patrimoine de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 2002. isbn 2-9509311-97; 192 pages, figures, map, photographs, appendixes, notes, bibliography, in French and English. 12.57; fcfp 1,500. In August 1952 two archaeologists excavated a site on the Foue Peninsula on New Caledonia's west coast. One of them, E W Gifford, was reaching the end of his career; the other, Richard Shutler Jr, was just starting his. The site they dug was called Lapita, and the pottery they found was the archaeological signature of the colonizers of Remote Oceania about 3,000 years ago. Over the following two thousand years, the descendants of these colonizers had gone on to populate the rest of the Pacific. In August 2002, a group of over one hundred Pacific Islanders and archaeologists returned to the original Lapita site and also attended a conference held in both Koné and later Noumea to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its excavation. The fact that so many attended the conference is testimony to the importance of this excavation, as well

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Published: Aug 31, 2004

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