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The Terrestrial Vertebrate Remains

Piper, Philip; Amano, Noel; Yang, Hsiu-Ying; O'Connor, Terry

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This chapter describes the analysis and interpretation of the terrestrial vertebrate remains from the islands of Itbayat and Sabtang. The results indicate that pigs were present in the islands from the earliest recognised phases of colonization and were the only large mammal resource during the prehistoric period, from at least 1200 BC until after AD 1000, when the goat was introduced into the islands. Dogs appear to be present by at least 500 BC, as well as a species of civet cat from a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35435
Source: 4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange: The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines (Terra Australis 40)
Book Title: 4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange: The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines (Terra Australis 40)
DOI: /10.22459/TA40.12.2013.10
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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