Terra Australis

New Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory (Terra Australis) (Volume 45)

New Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory (Terra Australis) (Volume 45) by Philip J. Piper
English | Mar. 24, 2017 | ISBN: 176046094X | 404 Pages | PDF | 13 MB

‘This volume brings together a diversity of international scholars, unified in the theme of expanding scientific knowledge about humanity’s past in the Asia-Pacific region. The contents in total encompass a deep time range, concerning the origins and dispersals of anatomically modern humans, the lifestyles of Pleistocene and early Holocene Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers, the emergence of Neolithic farming communities, and the development of Iron Age societies.
Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo-Pacific Regions (Terra Australis 39) (Volume 39)

Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo-Pacific Regions (Terra Australis 39) (Volume 39) by Rintaro Ono
English | Dec. 20, 2013 | ISBN: 1925021254 | 214 Pages | PDF | 33 MB

Although historic sources provide information on recent centuries, archaeology can contribute longer term understandings of pre-industrial marine exploitation in the Indo-Pacific region, providing valuable baseline data for evaluating contemporary ecological trends. This volume contains eleven papers which constitute a diverse but coherent collection on past and present marine resource use in the Indo-Pacific region, within a human-ecological perspective.
Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage (Terra Australis 36): Views from the Asia-Pacific region (Volume 36

Transcending the Culture-Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage (Terra Australis 36): Views from the Asia-Pacific region (Volume 36) by Sally Brockwell
English | Dec. 13, 2013 | ISBN: 1922144045 | 254 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

While considerable research and on-ground project work focuses on the interface between Indigenous/local people and nature conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, the interface between these people and cultural heritage conservation has not received the same attention. This collection brings together papers on the current mechanisms in place in the region to conserve cultural heritage values.
Coastal Themes: An Archaeology of the Southern Curtis Coast, Queensland (Terra Australis, 24)

Coastal Themes: An Archaeology of the Southern Curtis Coast, Queensland (Terra Australis, 24) by Sean Ulm
English | 2006 | ISBN: 1920942939 | 340 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Coastal archaeology in Australia differs in many respects from that of other areas, with the potential to examine relatively fine-scale variation. Nevertheless, there has been a general tendency in Australian archaeology to play down the variability and to subsume the evidence into broader homogenising models of Aboriginal cultural change.
The Archaeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia: (Terra Australis 22) (Volume 22)

The Archaeology of the Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia: (Terra Australis 22) (Volume 22) by Sue O'Connor
English | Apr. 18, 2011 | ISBN: 1740761138 | 322 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This volume describes the results of the first archaeological survey and excavations carried out in the fascinating and remote Aru Islands, Eastern Indonesia between 1995 and 1997. The naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who stopped here in search of the Birds of Paradise on his voyage through the Indo-Malay Archipelago in the 1850s, was the first to draw attention to the group.
Taking the High Ground: The archaeology of Rapa, a fortified island in remote East Polynesia (Terra Australis) (Volume 37)

Taking the High Ground: The archaeology of Rapa, a fortified island in remote East Polynesia (Terra Australis) (Volume 37) by Atholl Anderson
English | Jan. 11, 2013 | ISBN: 192214424X | 288 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

This volume brings the remote and little known island of Rapa firmly to the forefront of Polynesian archaeology.
4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange (Terra Australis 40): The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippine

4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange (Terra Australis 40): The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines (Volume 40) by Peter Bellwood
English | Dec. 20, 2013 | ISBN: 1925021270 | 272 Pages | PDF | 16 MB

The project reported on in this monograph has been concerned with the archaeology of the Batanes Islands, an archipelago that must have been settled quite early in the process of Austronesian dispersal from Taiwan southwards into the Philippines.
Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes (Terra Australis) (Volume 34)

Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes (Terra Australis) (Volume 34) by Simon G. Haberle
English | Feb. 1, 2012 | ISBN: 1921862718 | 480 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

This impressive collection celebrates the work of Peter Kershaw, a key figure in the field of Australian palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Over almost half a century his research helped reconceptualize ecology in Australia, creating a detailed understanding of environmental change in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. Within a biogeographic framework one of his exceptional contributions was to explore the ways that Aboriginal people may have modified the landscape through the effects of anthropogenic burning. These ideas have had significant impacts on thinking within the fields of geomorphology, biogeography, archaeology, anthropology and history. Papers presented here continue to explore the dynamism of landscape change in Australia and the contribution of humans to those transformations. The volume is structured in two sections.

The Early Prehistory of Fiji (Terra Australis) (Volume 31)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 18, 2017
The Early Prehistory of Fiji (Terra Australis) (Volume 31)

The Early Prehistory of Fiji (Terra Australis) (Volume 31) by Geoffrey Clark
English | Nov. 1, 2011 | ISBN: 1921666064 | 299 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

I enjoyed reading this volume. It is rare to see such a comprehensive report on hard data published these days, especially one so insightfully contextualised by the editors’ introductory and concluding chapters. These scholars and the others involved in the work really know their stuff, and it shows. The editors connect the preoccupations of Pacific archaeologists with those of their colleagues working in other island regions and on “big questions” of colonisation, migration, interaction and patterns and processes of cultural change in hitherto-uninhabited environments.

Terra Australis  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Aug. 23, 2015
Terra Australis

Terra Australis
French | CBR | 511 pages | 649 MB