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Tiouande: Archeologie d'un Massif de Karst du Nord-Est de la Grande Terre (Nouvelle-Caledonie) (review)

Tiouande: Archeologie d'un Massif de Karst du Nord-Est de la Grande Terre (Nouvelle-Caledonie)... asian perspectives 44(2) fall 2005 ´ ´ Tiouande: Archeologie d'un Massif de Karst du Nord-Est de la Grande Terre (Nouvelle´ ´ Caledonie). Christophe Sand, ed. Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie en Nouvelle´ ´ ´ ´ Caledonie, Vol. 12. Noumea: Departement Archeologie, Service des Musees et du Patrimoine, 2001. 136 pp., B&W photos, line drawings, tables. ISBN 2-9509311-8-9. Reviewed by Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley The building blocks of regional prehistory are the detailed, data-rich monographs that provide a permanent record of excavated sites and their stratigraphy, along with the pottery, portable artifacts, faunal remains, and other materials recovered from them. There is much talk, at present, that the archaeological monograph will shortly be superceded by digital or web-based ``publications'' and databases; this remains to be seen. For the time being, archaeologists such as Christophe Sand should be congratulated for continuing to bring out the rich details of their research in timely mono´ graphs such as Tiouande. ´ The toponym ``Tiouande'' applies to a river valley on the northwest coast of New Caledonia (Grande Terre), as well as to an indigenous Kanak tribe who have traditional rights to this region. In 1999, the ´ Tiouande tribe granted permission http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Tiouande: Archeologie d'un Massif de Karst du Nord-Est de la Grande Terre (Nouvelle-Caledonie) (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 44 (2) – Nov 21, 2005

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asian perspectives 44(2) fall 2005 ´ ´ Tiouande: Archeologie d'un Massif de Karst du Nord-Est de la Grande Terre (Nouvelle´ ´ Caledonie). Christophe Sand, ed. Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie en Nouvelle´ ´ ´ ´ Caledonie, Vol. 12. Noumea: Departement Archeologie, Service des Musees et du Patrimoine, 2001. 136 pp., B&W photos, line drawings, tables. ISBN 2-9509311-8-9. Reviewed by Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley The building blocks of regional prehistory are the detailed, data-rich monographs that provide a permanent record of excavated sites and their stratigraphy, along with the pottery, portable artifacts, faunal remains, and other materials recovered from them. There is much talk, at present, that the archaeological monograph will shortly be superceded by digital or web-based ``publications'' and databases; this remains to be seen. For the time being, archaeologists such as Christophe Sand should be congratulated for continuing to bring out the rich details of their research in timely mono´ graphs such as Tiouande. ´ The toponym ``Tiouande'' applies to a river valley on the northwest coast of New Caledonia (Grande Terre), as well as to an indigenous Kanak tribe who have traditional rights to this region. In 1999, the ´ Tiouande tribe granted permission

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