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Walpole: Ha Colo, une Ile de l'Extreme, Archeologies et Histoires (review)

Walpole: Ha Colo, une Ile de l'Extreme, Archeologies et Histoires (review) asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 ^ ^ ´ Walpole: Ha Colo, une Ile de l'Extreme, Archeologies et Histoires. Christophe Sand, ´ ´ ´ ´ ed. Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie en Nouvelle-Caledonie 14. Noumea: Departement ´ ´ Archeologie, Services des Musees et du Patrimoine, 2002. 122 pp. 101 figures; 9 tables; 4 appendices. Reviewed by Mike T. Carson, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc. (IARII) ´ Volume 14 of Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie ´ en Nouvelle-Caledonie is a comprehensive monograph concerning the archaeology and history of Walpole Island. Like its predecessors, this volume is an excellent example of how to present primary field and laboratory data within a meaningful interpretive context. The various contextual overviews, site-specific studies, specialized analyses, and general observations are incorporated with a focus on their contribution to understand the prehistory of the island and its place in the archaeology of the wider region. The major conclusions are clearly linked to the primary field and laboratory data, and readers can easily review and evaluate the raw data for any variety of purposes. Moreover, the authors present a sophisticated analysis of how their findings relate to larger research issues of enduring value. At first, one may wonder what http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

Walpole: Ha Colo, une Ile de l'Extreme, Archeologies et Histoires (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 45 (1) – Mar 27, 2006

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asian perspectives 45(1) spring 2006 ^ ^ ´ Walpole: Ha Colo, une Ile de l'Extreme, Archeologies et Histoires. Christophe Sand, ´ ´ ´ ´ ed. Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie en Nouvelle-Caledonie 14. Noumea: Departement ´ ´ Archeologie, Services des Musees et du Patrimoine, 2002. 122 pp. 101 figures; 9 tables; 4 appendices. Reviewed by Mike T. Carson, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc. (IARII) ´ Volume 14 of Les Cahiers de l'Archeologie ´ en Nouvelle-Caledonie is a comprehensive monograph concerning the archaeology and history of Walpole Island. Like its predecessors, this volume is an excellent example of how to present primary field and laboratory data within a meaningful interpretive context. The various contextual overviews, site-specific studies, specialized analyses, and general observations are incorporated with a focus on their contribution to understand the prehistory of the island and its place in the archaeology of the wider region. The major conclusions are clearly linked to the primary field and laboratory data, and readers can easily review and evaluate the raw data for any variety of purposes. Moreover, the authors present a sophisticated analysis of how their findings relate to larger research issues of enduring value. At first, one may wonder what

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Published: Mar 27, 2006

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