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Last millennium climate change in the occupation and abandonment of Palau's Rock Islands

Clark, Geoffrey; Reepmeyer, Christian


The role of AD 1300 climate change in widespread societal change in Palau and the Pacific Basin has recently been debated by Fitzpatrick (2010, 2011) and Nunn and Hunter-Anderson (2011). The central proposition examined here is the link between a sealevel driven food crisis and the outbreak of conflict, which is hypothesized in the AD 1300 event model to have led people to shift from unprotected coastal parts of large islands (e.g. volcanic Babeldaob) to more readily defensible offshore islands...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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