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Ref ID: 24001
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Clark, Jeffrey T.
Cole, Anthony O.
Nunn, Patrick D.
Title: Environmental change and human prehistory on Totoya island, Fiji
Date: 1999
Source: Le Pacifique de 5000 à 2000 avant le présent
Place of Publication: Paris
Publisher: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
Abstract: An interdisciplinary investigation of human-environment relationships on Totoya Island, Fiji, was carried out in 1993 involving archaeological survey and test excavations, palynological coring for vegetation and landscape change, a study of coastal geomorphology for evidence of sea level change, and ethnographic interviews with residents of the four villages on the island. This paper summarizes the results of that project, with particular reference to the evidence for Lapita occupation and contemporary as well as subsequent environmental changes. We conclude that while sea level change affected the island coastline, human actions played a significant role in the alteration of the Totoya landscape.
Date Created: 11/1/2006
Editors: Galipaud, Jean-Christophe
Lilley, Ian
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