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Diet and Human Mobility from the Lapita to the Early Historic Period on Uripiv Island, Northeast Malakula, Vanuatu

Kinaston, R.L.; Bedford, Stuart; Richards, Michael; Hawkins, Stuart; Gray, A.; Jaouen, Klervia; Valentin, Frederique; Buckley, Hallie R.


Vanuatu was first settled ca. 3000 years ago by populations associated with the Lapita culture. Models of diet, subsistence practices, and human interaction for the Lapita and subsequent occupation periods have been developed mainly using the available archaeological and paleoenvironmental data. We test these models using stable (carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur) and radiogenic (strontium) isotopes to assess the diet and childhood residency of past communities that lived on the small (<1 km2)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104071
Access Rights: Open Access


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