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Epilogue: Changing Archaeological Perspectives upon Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands

Anderson, Atholl


Late-twentieth-century archaeological perspectives upon historical ecology in the Pacific islands emphasized anthropogenic impacts documented particularly in studies of vegetation change and deforestation, and the depletion or extinction of native faunas. More complex views of cultural-environmental relationships are now emerging. Biological invasions are seen as occurring more variably than in the transported landscapes model, simplistic narratives of cultural collapse are shown as only partly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Science: a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific Region
DOI: 10.2984/049.063.0413


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