The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: Archaeological and Demographic Perspectives

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Were there major population collapses on Pacific Islands following first contact with the West? If so, what were the actual population numbers for islands such as Hawai'i, Tahiti, or New Caledonia? Is it possible to develop new methods for tracking the long-term histories of island populations? These and related questions are at the heart of this new book, which draws together cutting-edge research by archaeologists, ethnographers, and demographers. In their accounts of exploration, early European voyagers in the Pacific ...

The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: Archaeological and Demographic Perspectives 2007, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824831486

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