Cultural landscapes of the Pacific Islands

Smith, Anita, Jones, Kevin L. and Denyer, Susan (2007) Cultural landscapes of the Pacific Islands. Other. ICOMOS, Paris, 130p. ICOMOS Thematic studies, Heritage in the Pacific. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

Cultural landscapes have the capacity to be read as living records of the way societies have interacted with their environment over time. This record may present highly distinctive settlement patterns, or it may present landscapes that reflect common approaches widely scattered in space and time. Both of these are true for the Pacific where the study of cultural landscapes is opening a large window on particularly distinctive interactions found in the Pacific Islands, which also have strong associations with collective memories of migrations, stories of origins and sacred rituals. The compilation of this study coincided with the first meeting of the World Heritage Committee in the Pacific Islands Region in Christchurch, New Zealand, in June/July 2007. A draft version was presented on that occasion and elicited strong interest and support from Committee members. [From the foreword by Susan Denyer]

Item Type: Book (Other)
Smith, Anita
Jones, Kevin L.
Denyer, Susan
Languages: English
Keywords: Pacific Islands; human settlement; cultural landscapes; ethnography; horticulture; arboriculture; seascapes
Subjects: Q. LANDSCAPES > 08. Ethnographic Landscapes
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 15. Human settlements
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 18. Mixed sites
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
Q. LANDSCAPES > 07. Indigenous/Traditional landscapes
Q. LANDSCAPES > 05. Landscape Structures/Features
N. ANTHROPOLOGY > 02. Ethnography
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 13. Theory of cultural landscapes
Q. LANDSCAPES > 14. Vernacular Landscapes
Institutions & Partners: UNESCO WHC
ICOMOS Special Collection: ICOMOS Thematic studies
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: Heritage in the Pacific
Number of Pages: 130
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2022 16:17
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2023 13:10

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