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Holocene Population History in the Pacific Region as a Model for Worldwide Food Producer Dispersals

Bellwood, Peter


Pacific prehistory (excluding Australia) since 3000 BC reflects the impacts of two source regions for food production: China from the Yangzi southward (including Taiwan) and the western Pacific (especially the New Guinea Highlands). The linguistic (Austronesian, Trans-New Guinea), bioanthropological/ human genetic, and Neolithic archaeological records each carry signals of expansion from these two source regions. A combined consideration of the multiregional results within all three disciplines...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/658181
Access Rights: Open Access


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