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Fossil plant remains at Rano Raraku, Easter Island’s statue quarry: evidence for past elevated lake level and ancient Polynesian agriculture
Previous paleoenvironmental records from the lake of Rano Raraku crater, Easter Island’s statue quarry, showed evidence of two major environmental changes, fluctuating lake levels and PolynesianExpand
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Microfossils of Polynesian cultigens in lake sediment cores from Rano Kau, Easter Island
Previous wetland vegetation records from Easter Island showing deforestation and Polynesian agriculture are limited to cores that rely on pollen, with a single cultigen pollen type identified:Expand
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Plant remains in coprolites: diet of a subalpine moa (Dinornithiformes) from southern New Zealand
Abstract Analysis of plant macrofossils and pollen in putative coprolites (2538 ± 95 14C years ago) of Megalapteryx didinus, a southern subalpine species of the extinct moa, indicates that this birdExpand
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A plant microfossil record of Late Quaternary environments and human activity from Rano Aroi and surroundings, Easter Island
Abstract To investigate past vegetation change and human activity at the highest elevations on Easter Island, this study examines pollen, phytoliths, diatoms, starch and arthropods preserved inExpand
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Evidence for introduced taro (Colocasia esculenta) and lesser yam (Dioscorea esculenta) in Lapita-era (c. 3050–2500 cal. yr BP) deposits from Bourewa, southwest Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Starch residue, pollen and phytolith analysis was carried out on coralline deposits from a c. 3050–2500 cal. yr BP Lapita site at Bourewa, Viti Levu, Fiji. Starch grains, calcium oxalate crystals andExpand
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A short note on banana (Musa) phytoliths in Lapita, immediately post-Lapita and modern period archaeological deposits from Vanuatu
Abstract We present results of phytolith analysis of deposits from three prehistoric settlement sites in Vanuatu: the small islands of Vao and Uripiv off the north east coast of the main island ofExpand
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Pollen, phytoliths, arthropods and high-resolution 14C sampling from Rano Kau, Easter Island: evidence for late Quaternary environments, ant (Formicidae) distributions and human activity
A 20-m sediment core from Rano Kau, Easter Island provides plant microfossil, arthropod fossil and high-resolution 14C sampling evidence for late Quaternary environments, ant (Formicidae)Expand
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Long-term dynamics of the long-lived conifer Libocedrus bidwillii after a volcanic eruption 2000 years ago
Abstract Question: Following a volcanic eruption of ca. 232 AD, known as the Taupo eruption, the emergent conifer Libocedrus bidwillii expanded on Mt. Hauhungatahi, upwards above the currentExpand
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Palynology: Its Position in the Field of Forensic Science
Abstract:  Here we examine the current state of palynology in the field of forensic science. Forensic palynology is discussed with reference to other forensic disciplines to help understand what isExpand
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Microfossil analysis of Lapita deposits in Vanuatu reveals introduced Araceae (aroids)
Starch residue, pollen and phytolith analysis was carried out on 14 coralline soil and potsherd samples from a c. 2700 BP Lapita site on Uripiv Island, Vanuatu. Starch grains, calcium oxylateExpand
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