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Lapita subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns in the community of Teouma (Efate, Vanuatu)

Valentin, Frederique; Buckley, Hallie R.; Herrscher, Estelle; Kinaston, R.L.; Bedford, Stuart; Spriggs, Matthew; Hawkins, Stuart; Neal, K.

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The subsistence strategies of the Lapita populations (3100-2800 BP), the first colonisers of the pristine environments of the islands of Eastern Melanesia and Western Polynesia, have been a matter of ongoing debate for decades. Opinions have ranged between the two extremes of Lapita colonisers being either characterised as highly mobile foragers to fully horticultural communities. To further address the question, this paper presents stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic data obtained from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54884
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.01.039

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