Storey, Alice A; Spriggs, Matthew; Bedford, Stuart; Hawkins, Stuart; Robins, Judith; Huynen, Leon; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth
Chickens were part of the Lapita cultural complex, transported into and through the Pacific by prehistoric colonists; as such they can be used as a proxy for tracking prehistoric migration and interaction. The Lapita site of Teouma in Vanuatu is well known for the recovery of complete dentate stamped pots and a cemetery containing the largest collection of Lapita period skeletons ever found. Chicken bones recovered from these excavations provide the first ancient DNA sequences from any...[Show more]
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