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The use of strontium isotopes as an indicator of migration in human and pig Lapita populations in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

Shaw, Ben; Summerhayes, Glenn; Buckley, Hallie R.; Baker, Joel A.


This paper examines the potential use of strontium isotopes (87Sr/86Sr) for identifying migration within Lapita populations and their commensal animals, specifically the pig (Sus scrofa). Lapita people (ca. 3300-2200 BP) were the initial colonists of the

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.12.010


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