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"In this book Professor Bellwood reviews two million years and sixteen thousand west-to-east kilometres of prehistory. He starts with the earliest traces of Homo Sapiens, in mainland Southeast Asia, and builds up a picture of man's diffusion throughout the offshore islands (Taiwan and Japan included), to the furthermost limits - from Hawaii in the north, to Easter Island in the east, and to New Zealand in the south. There are few books covering in so much fascinating detail the prehistory of such a vast area. The following are some of the subjects examined:

* art forms, from the earliest hand prints on cave walls to the superb intricacies of a Maori canoe prow

* canoes, from tiny one-man craft to huge ocean-going vessels

* weaponry, and systems of defence and protection

* flora and fauna, focusing on the use and spread of basic food plants such as rice, taro, yams, bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes and breadfruit

* the development of basic tools such as fishhooks, adzes and hoes

* the inspiration behind such widely separated creations as those of the Plain of Jars and the megaliths and other massive stone structures which appear throughout the Pacific

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Bellwood is a Professor of Archaeology at the School of Archaeology and Anthropology of the Australian National University in Canberra.

Large format hardback 1978.

462 pages.

Photographs, maps and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

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