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    Recent research and current projects involving Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia.

    This is an advanced paper focusing on the archaeology of Oceania from the initial colonisation of Sahul some 50,000 years ago to the Austronesian colonisation of Remote Oceania some 3,000 years ago and the subsequent development of Polynesian Society.

    About this paper

    Paper title Oceanic Prehistory
    Subject Anthropology
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    72 300-level ANTH or ARCH points
    ANTH 403, ARCH 403
    Teaching staff
    Co-ordinator: Professor Richard Walter

    Course readings are provided through eReserve on Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Cultural understanding.
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    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this paper students will have gained a sound understanding of the diversity of Oceanic cultures and societies and the ways in which archaeologists draw on anthropological and ethnographic ideas and archaeological methods to understand how that diversity emerged over thousands of years.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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