Asian American 10 Lecture 4

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Asian American 10 Lecture 4 Pacific Islander Voyaging: I. The Austronesian Thesis Americans coined the term Austronesian based on archaeological, historical, cultural, and linguistic similarities with Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders The societies of what is now Southeast Asia and the Pacific share a common cultural history. This cultural history is premise on shared pottery, traditions, linguistics, and navigation technologies. The records show that societies once had a sophistic trade network, where items were exchanged throughout the entire region. Pottery is one such trade. HOWEVER, these terms do not hold up today, because there is no longer a shared tradition, etc… amongst the SEA’s and PI’s. Austronesian language first originated in Taiwan, then down to Philipines, Indonesia, west to Madagascar, then east to Polynesia. Navigation is another aspect of Austronesian Thesis as it is a technology for voyaging. The Austronesian Thesis helps us arrive at the conclusion of shared pasts and privileges scientific understandings of the islands and movement and migration as well as the SEA and PI people at the detriment of stability and place. Origin and creation stories which are often rooted are sources of conflict in a thesis that argues for a SE and SW area of people. This is one
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course AS AM 10 121030200 taught by Professor Camacho during the Winter '11 term at UCLA.

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