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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Ochoa, Janine
Paz, Victor
Lewis, Helen
Carlos, Jane
Robles, Emil
Amano, Noel
Ferreras, Maria Rebecca
Lara, Myra
Vallejo, Benjamin Jr.
Velarde, Gretchen
Villaluz, Sarah Agatha
Ronquillo, Wilfredo
Solheim, Wilhelm II
Title: The archaeology and palaeobiological record of Pasimbahan-Magsanib Site, northern Palawan, Philippines
Date: 2014
Source: Philippine Science Letters
Abstract: Recent excavations in northern Palawan, Philippines provide zooarchaeological and macrobotanical evi-dence documenting human occupation and changes in faunal composition and subsistence strategies. Here we present the archaeobiological record of Pa-simbahan-Magsanib site dating from c. 10,500 yr. BP to the sub-recent. The terrestrial vertebrate record provides for a more robust Palawan biostratigraphy and chronicles Late Quaternary changes in mammalian composition and human responses to the changing abundance of large mammal communities. Well-stratified shell layers and middens contain a wide variety of taxa derived from freshwater, estuarine and marine environments that also provide insights on varying subsistence strategies and the local ecology. Macrobotanical evidence provides further evidence for both for-aging and possible plant management strategies in the Holocene.
Date Created: 2/17/2014
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Page Start: 22
Page End: 36