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40 Micronesian archaeology

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Mike T. Carson

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm840

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Carson, M. T. 2013. 40 Micronesian archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Micronesia forms a very widespread archipelago, mainly of atolls, in the northern tropical Pacific. Its prehistory witnessed migratory arrivals from at least three major directions: island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and Polynesia.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • Holocene;
  • Oceania, Micronesia