Island Southeast Asia and Oceania Interactions

  • Glenn R. SummerhayesEmail author


Although seen as two geographic separate areas, Asia and the Western pacific have a long history of cultural interaction. This chapter explores the beginnings of interaction, and the exchange of people, plants, and animals over a period in excess of 40,000 years.


New Guinea Pleistocene colonization Animal translocation Lapita 



I would like to thank Peter Lape for his invitation to contribute to this volume and a special thanks to Dylan Gaffney for his useful last minute suggestions.


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