The Other Half of the Planet: The idea of the Pacific World in Historical Archaeology
Author(s): Ross W. Jamieson
The Pacific Ocean has been an imposing barrier to human travel since the first humans ventured into the region. It has also been an important route of travel joining vastly different peoples that surround and inhabit it. The Pacific takes up half the surface of the planet, and yet historical archaeologists have rarely taken the time to treat it as a single entity. The "Atlantic World," "the Black Atlantic," "Atlantic Worlds" are our stock in trade. But does the Pacific World exist? If so, how do we define it and what does it mean for archaeologists who study the last 500 years?
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The Other Half of the Planet: The idea of the Pacific World in Historical Archaeology. Ross W. Jamieson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435436)
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