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Were the first Lapita colonisers of Remote Oceania farmers as well as foragers?

Pawley, Andrew


Archaeological evidence indicates that the first Lapita colonisers of Remote Oceania relied heavily on foraging to sustain themselves, exploiting pristine marine and land resources. Did they also carry with them and establish a range of cultivated tubers and tree crops, as argued by Kirch (1997) and others? Noting the lack of direct evidence for horticulture in Lapita sites in this region, Anderson (2003) suggested that cultigens may not have been introduced until considerably later and then...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: New Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory
DOI: 10.22459/TA45.03.2017
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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