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Development of an agroforest on a Micronesian high island: prehistoric Kosraean agriculture

  • J. Stephen Athens (a1), Jerome V. Ward (a2) and Gail M. Murakami (a1)
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The impact of the human presence on the fauna of a Pacific island is often immediately archaeologically visible in the slaughter of its land birds seen in the bones. The impact on vegetation is less distinct archaeologically, and many of the Pacific cultigens have soft tissues which rarely preserve. So a study of prehistoric agriculture on one of the high Micronesian islands largely involves pollen and charcoal.

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