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The Spice Islands in Prehistory: Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia ed. by Peter Bellwood (review)

The Spice Islands in Prehistory: Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia ed. by Peter... 216 ASIAN PERSPECTIVES � 2021 � 60(1) The Spice Islands in Prehistory: Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia. Peter Bellwood, editor. Terra Australis 50. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 2019. 246 pp., 96 figures (including color), 68 tables. Paperback AUD$55, ISBN 9781760462901; free epub, ISBN 9781760462918. DOI 10.22459/TA50.2019. Reviewed by Dylan GAFFNEY, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge The northern Moluccan islands of Wallacea synthesised in Man’s Conquest of the Pacific comprise Halmahera, Morotai, and Obi, (Bellwood 1978) and The Prehistory of the Indo- along with almost 400 smaller but politically Malayan Archipelago (Bellwood 1985). important islands such Ternate, Tidore, and Although provisional dates, material evi- Gebe. In the past, these islands formed a dence, and regional interpretations have been crucial linkage, articulating the large con- published previously in various interim tinental islands of the Sunda Shelf with those reports, review chapters, and archaeological of the western Pacific, which may have science papers, this new volume ties together facilitated innovations in early seafaring, as multiple lines of evidence for the first time and well as the transfer of ideas and the transloca- presents a holistic reconstruction of culture tion of material culture, plant foods, and history in the northern http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

The Spice Islands in Prehistory: Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia ed. by Peter Bellwood (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 60 (1) – May 28, 2021

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216 ASIAN PERSPECTIVES � 2021 � 60(1) The Spice Islands in Prehistory: Archaeology in the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia. Peter Bellwood, editor. Terra Australis 50. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 2019. 246 pp., 96 figures (including color), 68 tables. Paperback AUD$55, ISBN 9781760462901; free epub, ISBN 9781760462918. DOI 10.22459/TA50.2019. Reviewed by Dylan GAFFNEY, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge The northern Moluccan islands of Wallacea synthesised in Man’s Conquest of the Pacific comprise Halmahera, Morotai, and Obi, (Bellwood 1978) and The Prehistory of the Indo- along with almost 400 smaller but politically Malayan Archipelago (Bellwood 1985). important islands such Ternate, Tidore, and Although provisional dates, material evi- Gebe. In the past, these islands formed a dence, and regional interpretations have been crucial linkage, articulating the large con- published previously in various interim tinental islands of the Sunda Shelf with those reports, review chapters, and archaeological of the western Pacific, which may have science papers, this new volume ties together facilitated innovations in early seafaring, as multiple lines of evidence for the first time and well as the transfer of ideas and the transloca- presents a holistic reconstruction of culture tion of material culture, plant foods, and history in the northern

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