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KIBO--Le serment grave: Essai de synthese sur les petroglyphes caledoniens (review)

KIBO--Le serment grave: Essai de synthese sur les petroglyphes caledoniens (review) book reviews identify some important research issues, generate testable hypotheses, and o¤er a larger interpretive context for the results of their present work. Chapter 4 documents the stratigraphy of test excavations in four key rockshelters, along with radiocarbon dates from associated contexts. Radiocarbon dates from prior investigations are also included and scrutinized. Altogether, 11 dates are available. The rockshelter excavations encountered well-preserved cultural deposits with a fair amount of internal stratigraphy. The excavation profiles are nicely documented in reference to plan and section views of the rockshelters. The provenience of each radiocarbon sample is well documented for further evaluation. Good-quality photographs enrich the technical portrayal of the excavations. Chapter 5 presents and discusses a surprising range of shell, stone, and bone artifacts. Superb illustrations and photographs make this chapter especially useful. Of greatest interest will probably be the shell artifacts. In particular, the authors do a good job of documenting the manufacturing sequence of Conus sp. shell rings. Chapter 6 is a sophisticated physical anthropological study of human skeletal remains. The analysis directly addresses the question of whether or not the prehistoric inhabitants of Walpole could have been itinerant Polynesians. The represented individuals could relate to prehistoric Tongan http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

KIBO--Le serment grave: Essai de synthese sur les petroglyphes caledoniens (review)

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

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book reviews identify some important research issues, generate testable hypotheses, and o¤er a larger interpretive context for the results of their present work. Chapter 4 documents the stratigraphy of test excavations in four key rockshelters, along with radiocarbon dates from associated contexts. Radiocarbon dates from prior investigations are also included and scrutinized. Altogether, 11 dates are available. The rockshelter excavations encountered well-preserved cultural deposits with a fair amount of internal stratigraphy. The excavation profiles are nicely documented in reference to plan and section views of the rockshelters. The provenience of each radiocarbon sample is well documented for further evaluation. Good-quality photographs enrich the technical portrayal of the excavations. Chapter 5 presents and discusses a surprising range of shell, stone, and bone artifacts. Superb illustrations and photographs make this chapter especially useful. Of greatest interest will probably be the shell artifacts. In particular, the authors do a good job of documenting the manufacturing sequence of Conus sp. shell rings. Chapter 6 is a sophisticated physical anthropological study of human skeletal remains. The analysis directly addresses the question of whether or not the prehistoric inhabitants of Walpole could have been itinerant Polynesians. The represented individuals could relate to prehistoric Tongan

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Published: Mar 27, 2006

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