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Ecological crises of marginal disruptions : the effects of the first humans on Pacific Islands

John Roger Flenley : plants, pollen and people. Special issue

Auteurs :
NUNN, P.D.
ROCHE, M.
HOLLAND, P.

Description :
This paper first examines various approaches (archaeological approaches, approaches using extinction, sedimentation and pollens) to determining the time of initial arrival of people on Pacific Islands. Besides evaluating many sites where J. Flenley has worked, this paper presents new evidence which could be interpreted as supporting his idea that arechaeological dates considerably underestimate times of initial human arrival. The whole question of whether ecological crises or mere marginal disruptions characterized early human colonisation on Pacific Islands is then discussed.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
New Zealand geographer, issn : 0028-8144, 2001, vol. 57, n°. 2, p. 11-20, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 52 ref.

Date :
2001

Editeur :
Pays édition : Nouvelle-Zelande, Christchurch, New Zealand Geographical Society

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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