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Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting Boundaries in Pacific History (review)

Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting Boundaries in Pacific History (review) the contemporary pacific · fall 2004 Gifford on topics such as excavation techniques and screen sizes. This book is beautifully produced and will appeal to a number of audiences. For the general public it fits into the "coffee-table" genre; for the archaeologist it is a valuable historical document behind one of the most important archaeological excavations undertaken this century. A definite book for the library. its director. Gifford's professional and systematic approach to archaeological research was an inspiration to later archaeologists working in the Pacific, and his work laid an important framework for later studies. Not only were the materials meticulously described and bagged, but soil samples were also taken for micromorphological analysis. Gifford had experts in their fields examine the shells and bone. A monograph written by Gifford and Shutler was published describing these excavations and analyses in 1956. The standards they set in publishing their results in such a short time span should be heeded by archaeologists today! The second part of this volume is written by Christophe Sand, also an archaeologist, and head of the New Caledonian Museum. This section is an account of the expedition through the eyes of the participants. Sand provides details http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting Boundaries in Pacific History (review)

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

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the contemporary pacific · fall 2004 Gifford on topics such as excavation techniques and screen sizes. This book is beautifully produced and will appeal to a number of audiences. For the general public it fits into the "coffee-table" genre; for the archaeologist it is a valuable historical document behind one of the most important archaeological excavations undertaken this century. A definite book for the library. its director. Gifford's professional and systematic approach to archaeological research was an inspiration to later archaeologists working in the Pacific, and his work laid an important framework for later studies. Not only were the materials meticulously described and bagged, but soil samples were also taken for micromorphological analysis. Gifford had experts in their fields examine the shells and bone. A monograph written by Gifford and Shutler was published describing these excavations and analyses in 1956. The standards they set in publishing their results in such a short time span should be heeded by archaeologists today! The second part of this volume is written by Christophe Sand, also an archaeologist, and head of the New Caledonian Museum. This section is an account of the expedition through the eyes of the participants. Sand provides details

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 31, 2004

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