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This booklet bargains the single synthesis of early-period Marianas archaeology, marking the 1st human cost of distant Oceania approximately 1500 B.C.  In those distant islands of the northwest Pacific Ocean, archaeological discoveries now can outline the oldest web site contexts, relationship, and artifacts of a Neolithic (late stone-age) humans. This historical payment was once finished via the world’s longest open-ocean voyage in human background at its time, greater than 2000 km from any modern populated region. This paintings brings the remoted Mariana Islands into the vanguard of clinical learn of the way humans first settled distant Oceania, additional very important for realizing long-distance human migration quite often. Given this importance, the early Marianas websites deserve shut consciousness that has been awkwardly lacking beforehand. the writer attracts on his years of extensive box learn to outline the earliest Marianas websites in medical element yet available for huge readership. It covers 3 significant issues: 1) situating the traditional websites of their unique environmental contexts; 2) stock of the early-period websites and their courting; and three) the whole variety of pottery, stone instruments, shell embellishes, and different artifacts.  The paintings concludes with discussing the affects of the findings on Asia-Pacific archaeology and on human international migration studies.

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