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Ref ID: 31897
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Cauchois, Mickaelle-Hinanui
Title: Dryland horticulture in Maupiti: an ethnoarchaeological study
Date: 2002
Source: Asian Perspectives (2002)
Notes: Special Issue: Eastern Polynesia
Abstract: Maupiti (Society Islands, French Polynesia) is a small high island where dry and nonmechanized horticulture is still practiced. These practices can be seen in small orchard-gardens on the coastal plain and on mountainsides. Dryland cultures can seldom be organized in larger .elds in the mountain,wher e staple species such as taro and bananas can be mixed among fallow. A quasi-exhaustive archaeological survey has been made in Maupiti and no evidence of prehistoric horticultural remains were found. This lack of archaeological remains and the presence of several dryland orchard-gardens were the beginning of a study whose main purpose was to try to understand how dryland horticulture should appear in the archaeological record.
Date Created: 10/19/2003
Volume: 41
Number: 2
Page Start: 269
Page End: 283