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Faunal Extinction and Human Habitation in New Caledonia: Initial Results and Implications of New Research at the Pindai Caves

Anderson, Atholl; Sand, Christophe; Petchey, Fiona; Worthy, Trevor H

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Archaeological and palaeontological investigations occurred in 2003 at the Pindai Caves in New Caledonia, where remains of prehistoric settlement exist in conjunction with the richest fossil deposits found to date on Grand Terre. Among more than 45 bird taxa in our excavations at least 20 that are locally or globally extinct are represented at levels immediately below or within the era of human occupation. These include the giant megapode, Sylviornis sp., the flight-less swamphen, Porphyrio...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51927
Source: Journal of Pacific Archaeology

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