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Galapagos (Ecuador)

The World Factbook: Background: :: What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republi...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish names: Islas Galápagos, Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈlapaɣos]) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 926 km (575 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part. The Galápagos Islands and their surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language on the island...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Helene MARTINSSON-WALLIN
Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Campus Gotland at Uppsala University, Sweden

Keywords: Architectural Anthropology, Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Change, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Material Culture, Migration, Polynesian Chiefdoms, Post-Colonialism, Spatial Theory

Richard SCAGLION
Professor, Department of Anthropology at University of Pittsburgh, United States

Keywords: Conflict, Law and Culture, Ecology, Complexity


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Maps


Hughes, William, 1817-1876 [London : George Philip & Son, 1877?] New Zealand... [NLA]

Hughes, William, 1817-1876 London ; Liverpool : George Philip & Son, [1877?]... [NLA]

Imray, James F. (James Frederick), 1829?-1891 London : Published by James Imray ... [NLA]

Hughes, William, 1817-1876 London ; Liverpool [Eng.] : George Philip & Son, ... [NLA]

Bartholomew, John, 1805-1861 Glasgow : Blackie & Son, [1862?] New Zealand ; ... [NLA]


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Books

Peter R Grant; B Rosemary Grant. 2014. 40 Years of Evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Isl... [WorldCat]
Henry Nicholls. 2014. The Galápagos : a natural historyNew York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the... [WorldCat]
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012. . 2014. Galapagos George / Jean Craighead George ; paintings by W... [NatLib NZ]

Archives

Not specified . 1956-1957, 1991. Navy scrapbook ... [NatLib NZ]
Not specified . 1913, 1918, 1924-194. Diaries, journals and notebooks ... [NatLib NZ]
Not specified . 1843-1904. Selections from collections Gurney - Jardine ... [NatLib NZ]

Video/Visual

nd. nd. Sarah Dietz slide photographic slide collection, 1960-1990. ... [WorldCat]

Audio

Johanna Angermeyer; Alma Woods. nd. My father's island : a Galapagos questAuckland, N.Z. : Royal New ... [WorldCat]

Official Websites

  • Consejo de Gobierno del Régimen Especial ...
  • UNESCO - Galapagos Islands...
  • Charles Darwin Foundation...

    Research Centres

  • Center For Galapagos Studies...
  • Charles Darwin Foundation...

    Museum Collections

  • Australian Museum...
  • Te Papa Tongarewa...

    Languages

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    Administrative Areas


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