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The rat and the octopus: initial human colonization and the prehistoric introduction of domestic animals to Remote Oceania

Anderson, Atholl


Remote Oceania was colonized initially in three migratory phases: the western archipelagos of Micronesia plus eastern Melanesia out to west Polynesia in the period 3500-2800 cal BP (all dates hereafter are cal BP), central and eastern Micronesia 2200-2000 BP and east and south Polynesia 1100-700 BP. The early and late migration phases are bestknown archaeologically. During these phases a number of plants and animals were introduced. Of the latter, the pig (Sus scrofa), dog (Canis familiaris),...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Invasions
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-008-9403-2


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