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

Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting Boundaries in Pacific History (review) 462 the contemporary pacific • fall 2004 its director. Gifford’s professional and Gifford on topics such as excavation systematic approach to archaeological techniques and screen sizes. research was an inspiration to later This book is beautifully produced archaeologists working in the Pacific, and will appeal to a number of audi- and his work laid an important ences. For the general public it fits framework for later studies. Not into the “coffee-table” genre; for the only were the materials meticulously archaeologist it is a valuable historical described and bagged, but soil sam- document behind one of the most ples were also taken for micromor- important archaeological excavations phological analysis. Gifford had undertaken this century. A definite experts in their fields examine the book for the library. shells and bone. A monograph written glenn summerhayes by Gifford and Shutler was published Australian National University describing these excavations and analyses in 1956. The standards they *** set in publishing their results in such a short time span should be heeded Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting by archaeologists today! Boundaries in Pacific History, edited The second part of this volume is by Brij V Lal and Peter Hempenstall. written by Christophe Sand, also 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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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2004 University of Hawai'i Press.
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462 the contemporary pacific • fall 2004 its director. Gifford’s professional and Gifford on topics such as excavation systematic approach to archaeological techniques and screen sizes. research was an inspiration to later This book is beautifully produced archaeologists working in the Pacific, and will appeal to a number of audi- and his work laid an important ences. For the general public it fits framework for later studies. Not into the “coffee-table” genre; for the only were the materials meticulously archaeologist it is a valuable historical described and bagged, but soil sam- document behind one of the most ples were also taken for micromor- important archaeological excavations phological analysis. Gifford had undertaken this century. A definite experts in their fields examine the book for the library. shells and bone. A monograph written glenn summerhayes by Gifford and Shutler was published Australian National University describing these excavations and analyses in 1956. The standards they *** set in publishing their results in such a short time span should be heeded Pacific Lives, Pacific Places: Bursting by archaeologists today! Boundaries in Pacific History, edited The second part of this volume is by Brij V Lal and Peter Hempenstall. written by Christophe Sand, also

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

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