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Raiding, Trading, and Feasting: The Political Economy of Philippine Chiefdoms (review)

Raiding, Trading, and Feasting: The Political Economy of Philippine Chiefdoms (review) 190 asian perspectives 39(1±2) spring and fall 2000 . . A holistic researcher might wonder what dues, use-wear, phytoliths, land use?) and features gave these languages such an ad- what contribution does this study make to vantage that they should have spread in this general discussions about agricultural devel- way. Is it just because the speakers may opment in the tropics, likely to be a sharply have brought falciparum malaria with them contrasting history to the standard account? ( p. 100)? I doubt it: there is a major prob- What was the nature of the obsidian dis- lem here for a holistic prehistorian. tribution systems in the ®rst 20,000 years In the exploration of Remote Oceania, and how was this material used? Was it people transported landscapes, including simply sharp stu¨? Was any of it valuable, animals and plants, some inadvertent, some and what would this tell us about societies intentional. Not all made it to all islands of the time? and this was choice as much as chance. What were Near Oceania's links with How did these choices a¨ect the histories Southeast Asian islands, hinted at by the of the di¨erent islands? Manus bronze, Wanigela pots, and glass http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Raiding, Trading, and Feasting: The Political Economy of Philippine Chiefdoms (review)

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

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Copyright © 2001 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

190 asian perspectives 39(1±2) spring and fall 2000 . . A holistic researcher might wonder what dues, use-wear, phytoliths, land use?) and features gave these languages such an ad- what contribution does this study make to vantage that they should have spread in this general discussions about agricultural devel- way. Is it just because the speakers may opment in the tropics, likely to be a sharply have brought falciparum malaria with them contrasting history to the standard account? ( p. 100)? I doubt it: there is a major prob- What was the nature of the obsidian dis- lem here for a holistic prehistorian. tribution systems in the ®rst 20,000 years In the exploration of Remote Oceania, and how was this material used? Was it people transported landscapes, including simply sharp stu¨? Was any of it valuable, animals and plants, some inadvertent, some and what would this tell us about societies intentional. Not all made it to all islands of the time? and this was choice as much as chance. What were Near Oceania's links with How did these choices a¨ect the histories Southeast Asian islands, hinted at by the of the di¨erent islands? Manus bronze, Wanigela pots, and glass

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Asian PerspectivesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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