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Polynesian colonization and landscape changes on Mo’orea, French Polynesia: The Lake Temae pollen record

Stevenson, Janelle; Benson, Alexis (Alexa); Athens, J. Stephen; Kahn, Jennifer G; Kirch, Patrick


An analysis of sediment cores from Lake Temae utilizing pollen, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating, magnetic susceptibility measurements, and charcoal particle counts was undertaken to assess landscape transformation following Polynesian colonization of Mo’orea in the Society Islands. A significant influx of terrigenous sediment accompanied by increases in charcoal and the presence of the Polynesian cultigen Colocasia (taro) are indicative of human presence on the island by at least...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Holocene
DOI: 10.1177/0959683617715690


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