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Introduced Dioscorea spp. starch in Lapita and later deposits, Vao Island, Vanuatu

Horrocks, Mark; Bedford, Stuart

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Analysis of deposits at a Lapita site in Vanuatu revealed putative starch grains of Dioscorea nummularia in ∼2800-3100 cal. BP layers and of Dioscorea pentaphylla in a ∼2000 cal. BP layer, suggesting local cultivation of these tuberous crops. The Dios

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34370
Source: New Zealand Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1080/0028825X.2010.502238

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