Cultural Landscapes of the Pacific Islands: ICOMOS Thematic Study
by Anita Smith and Kevin L. Jones

This is the first regional thematic study on Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific region. Published by ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites), it is an overview of cultural landscapes in the Pacific Islands and the defining characteristics that account for their commonalities as well as their diversity. It also illustrates examples of various types of cultural landscapes found across the region and the geo-cultural characteristics of the Pacific Islands, which make this category of cultural heritage significant to the region.

The document can be downloaded below, or a hard copy can be requested from ICOMOS at