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On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact (review)

On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European... BOOK REVIEWS On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Paci®c Islands before Euro- pean Contact. Patrick Vinton Kirch. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. xxii‡ 424 pp.; illustrations, maps, tables. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-520-22347-0. Reviewed by J. Peter White, University of Sydney, Australia work (interestingly, not usually better If I had been asked to predict the kind of thinking). synthesis Pat Kirch would write, it would Overall then, one has to hand it to him. have matched On the Road of the Winds This book will undoubtedly become, as the pretty closely. cover says, ``the essential reference,'' a more Scholarly? Very much so, with up-to- readable and up-to-date addition to, and date (1999 included!) references into most usually replacement of, much of Peter Paci®c nooks, a generous appreciation of Bellwood's Man's Conquest of the Paci®c major discoveries from New Guinea to (1978). He doesn't cover quite the same Hawai`iÐand with a title and approach ground of course, since he starts in Pleisto- lineally descended from Peter Buck. cene Near Oceania rather than Southeast Readable? Undoubtedly, with persuasive Asia; nor does he have the same concentra- accounts of areas and times, often enlivened tion on artifacts, being http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 39 (1) – Jan 1, 2001

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BOOK REVIEWS On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Paci®c Islands before Euro- pean Contact. Patrick Vinton Kirch. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. xxii‡ 424 pp.; illustrations, maps, tables. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-520-22347-0. Reviewed by J. Peter White, University of Sydney, Australia work (interestingly, not usually better If I had been asked to predict the kind of thinking). synthesis Pat Kirch would write, it would Overall then, one has to hand it to him. have matched On the Road of the Winds This book will undoubtedly become, as the pretty closely. cover says, ``the essential reference,'' a more Scholarly? Very much so, with up-to- readable and up-to-date addition to, and date (1999 included!) references into most usually replacement of, much of Peter Paci®c nooks, a generous appreciation of Bellwood's Man's Conquest of the Paci®c major discoveries from New Guinea to (1978). He doesn't cover quite the same Hawai`iÐand with a title and approach ground of course, since he starts in Pleisto- lineally descended from Peter Buck. cene Near Oceania rather than Southeast Readable? Undoubtedly, with persuasive Asia; nor does he have the same concentra- accounts of areas and times, often enlivened tion on artifacts, being

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