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Palaeoenvironmental evidence for human colonization of remote Oceanic islands


Kirch, PV and Ellison, J, Palaeoenvironmental evidence for human colonization of remote Oceanic islands, Antiquity, 68, (259) pp. 310-321. ISSN 0003-598X (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0003598X00046615


Not every first footstep on a virgin shore leaves enduring trace, nor every first human settlement an enduring deposit that chances to survive, and then chances to be observed archaeologically. Good environmental evidence from Mangaia Island, central East Polynesia, gives - it is contended - a fairer picture of the human invasion of remote Oceania than the short and sceptical chronology recently published in ANTIQUITY.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pollen analysis, archaeology, human arrival
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Quaternary environments
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Ellison, J (Associate Professor Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:132758
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:110
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-05-20
Last Modified:2019-05-20

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