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Ancient Ryukyu : an archaeological study of island communities /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pearson, Richard J., (Author)
Format: Online Book
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2014.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the archaeology of Ryukyu islanders
  • The active environment of the Ryukyus
  • Pleistocene inhabitants
  • Arriving and settling : island hunter-gatherer colonization and interaction
  • Surviving in the archipelago : island hunter-gatherer subsistence
  • Exchange networks and the lure of tropical shells
  • The Gusuku period (AD 1050 to 1429) : a new order
  • Ryukyu trade in the Gusuku and early Ryukyu kingdom periods
  • The early Ryukyu Kingdom (AD 1429 to 1609)
  • Discussion and conclusions.