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Tangatatau Rockshelter

Author : Patrick Vinton Kirch
ISBN : 9781938770609
Genre : History
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Tangatatau Rockshelter on Mangaia Island in the Southern Cook Islands, excavated by a multidisciplinary team in 1989-1991, produced one of the richest stratigraphic sequences of artifacts, faunal assemblages, and archaeobotanical materials in Eastern Polynesia. More than seventy radiocarbon dates provide a tight chronology from AD 1000 to European contact in about 1800. The faunal assemblage provides compelling evidence for dramatic reductions in indigenous bird life following Polynesian colonization, one of the best documented cases for human-induced impacts on island biota. Tangatatau is unique among Polynesian archaeological sites in the extent to which fishing was dominated by freshwater fishes and eels. The site also yielded an extensive suite of carbonized plant materials, including sweet potato tubers, demonstrating that this South American domesticate had reached Eastern Polynesia by AD 1400. Mangaia illustrates the often far-reaching consequences of human land use and resource exploitation on small and vulnerable islands.

Archaeology In Oceania

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123414174
Genre : Archaeology
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Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America

Author : National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:39015038827138
Genre : Science
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The Origins Of The First New Zealanders

Author : Doug G. Sutton
ISBN : UOM:39015032267406
Genre : Ethnology
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A multi-disciplinary account of New Zealand's early history.

Household And Community Organization In The Late Prehistoric Society Island Chiefdoms French Polynesia

Author : Jennifer Girard Kahn
ISBN : UCAL:C3503290
Genre : Archaeology
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Prehistoric Long Distance Interaction In Oceania

Author : Marshall I. Weisler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021512574
Genre : Commerce, Prehistoric
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Asian Perspectives

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019433256
Genre : Anthropology
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Research Exploration

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ISBN : PSU:000069491313
Genre : Animal behavior
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Contributions Of The University Of California Archaeological Research Facility

Author : University of California, Berkeley. Archaeological Research Facility
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123810751
Genre : Archaeology
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Earth And Environmental Science Transactions Of The Royal Society Of Edinburgh

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The Archaeology Of Niue Island West Polynesia

Author : Richard K. Walter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112326017
Genre : Social Science
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Kua??ina Kahiko

Author : Patrick Vinton Kirch
ISBN : UCSD:31822038976890
Genre : History
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This is a narrative account of a long-term archaeological research in Maui led by the author and his colleagues. Readers are introduced to the world of ancient Hawaiians who lived in the district of Kahikinui on the western side of Maui. The narrative covers archaeological findings such as dating of found objects and their significances but also the stories of present time Native Hawaiians who have chosen to live in the area in spite of the lack of moderns conveniences.

Pacific Science

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Biodiversity And Conservation

Author : Richard J. Ladle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210630906
Genre : Biodiversity
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Although 'biodiversity' is a relatively new coinage, scientists have been studying the subject it describes long before the word's first appearance in the language in the mid-1980s. In 1973, for instance, the UK Systematics Association held a symposium on 'The Changing Flora and Fauna of Britain' which concluded that not enough attention was being paid to the conservation of rarities, a conclusion also reached, said the symposium, at a meeting of the Linnaean Society some forty years earlier. By 1980, the Global 2000 Report to the President published by the US Council on Environmental Quality starkly warned of a diminution of up to one-fifth of all species by the turn of the century, and there is now a growing consensus that the world faces a 'biodiversity crisis' - a potentially catastrophic global loss of genetic, ecosystem, and, most obviously, species diversity. Indeed, especially since the UN Convention on Biological Diversity was promulgated in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, conserving biodiversity has become the principal focus of the global conservation movement. Indeed, the study of the origins, maintenance, and protection of diversity has become perhaps the most vibrant offshoot of ecology and conservation studies. It is increasingly taught and studied in universities - and other research institutions - around the world. Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this rapidly growing subject, and its ever more complex and multidisciplinary corpus of scholarly literature, Biodiversity and Conservation is a new title in the Routledge series, Critical Concepts in the Environment. Edited by Richard Ladle of Oxford University's Centre for the Environment, this new Major Work brings together in five volumes the foundational and the very best cutting-edge scholarship to provide a synoptic view of all the key issues and current debates

Fishing In Pre European New Zealand

Author : Foss Leach
ISBN : UCSD:31822034440008
Genre : Fish remains (Archaeology)
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This authoritative volume draws together a broad range of information about pre-European Maori fishing in a well illustrated and very readable form. The author uses identifications and measurements of fish remains from 126 archaeological sites covering the full time span of prehistoric New Zealand to describe the range of fish caught by pre-European Maori, explore variations between regions and through time, and examine the impact of Maori on the fishery. The archaeological information is placed in a series of wider contexts -the Pacific background to Maori fishing, the nature of the New Zealand fishery, climatic fluctuations during the last millennium, and the nutritional requirements of human diet and the role of marine food in it. The discussion of the technology and material culture of fishing breaks new ground in its treatment of cordage and knots, netting and fish hooks, canoe design, fish preservation and cooking methods. Research on fish behaviour towards hooks provides much needed insight into the reason why the rotating hook, so common amongst early Maori and other Pacific island peoples, was so successful. The author shows that pre-European Maori had a different approach to conservation of the marine environment than is currently employed in modern fisheries management and that claims of pre-European over-exploitation of snapper and other species are ill-founded. An especially important finding is that the average size of fish increased over time following the strategy of taking large numbers of what would now be considered under-sized fish. New Zealand had super-abundant fish stocks right up to the time of first European settlement, and all necessary marine food was obtained in shallow waters less than 100 m from the shore. Pre-European Maori fishermen in New Zealand are shown to have been extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the New Zealand fishery.

Australian Archaeologist

Author : Atholl Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015051917386
Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
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Journal Of Archiaeological Science

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Antiquity

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Bibliographie Internationale D Anthropologie Sociale Et Culturelle

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Genre : Ethnology
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Journal Of Vertebrate Paleontology

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00837867E
Genre : Chordata
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