Pacific islands: finding the earliest sites

Mike Carson, Hsiao-chun Hung

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    The character and date of the earliest settlement of the remote Pacific Islands remains an important research objective. Tracing human origins in “Remote Oceania” reveals a series of west-to-east migrations, ultimately from southern coastal China before 6,000 years BP (Bellwood et al. 2011). In the far west of Micronesia, the Mariana Islands have become known as the home of the oldest archaeological sites of Remote Oceania, dated 3,500–3,300 years BP (Fig. 1).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Global Archaeology
    Editors Claire Smith
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    ISBN (Print)9781441904263
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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