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Early settlement and subsistence on Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga: Insights from a 2700-2650 cal BP midden deposit

Clark, Geoffrey; Grono, Elle; Ussher, Ella; Reepmeyer, Christian


The first significant Neolithic migration of people into the Pacific was the dispersal of Lapita culture at 3200-2850. cal. BP that involved the colonization of previously uninhabited and large island groups. Population expansion was accompanied by the introduction of domesticated plants and animals, but the location and content of Lapita deposits frequently suggests that early subsistence focused on the collection of wild resources. The tension between models that advocate Neolithic migration...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.005


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