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Ref ID: 28183
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Lape, Peter V.
Chin-Yung, Chao
Title: Fortification as a human response to late Holocene climate change in East Timor
Date: 2008
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
Abstract: We present evidence for a significant shift in human landscape use in post 1000 AD East Timor towards fortified and defensively-oriented settlement sites. We propose a model of agents selecting to invest in fortification building that is based on the spatial and temporal variation in the availability of rainfall-dependent resources. These resources may have been significantly impacted by climatic events associated with ENSO variation, and we discuss spatial and temporal correlation with ENSO warm phase frequency and dates of initial fortification building.
Date Created: 3/25/2014
Volume: 43
Page Start: 11
Page End: 21