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Pieces of the Vanuatu puzzle : archaeology of the north, south and centre
landscape use, and agriculture proposed by David Harris, Matthew Spriggs, Ian Hodder and others. Denham sees strengths in all three key approaches, and senses the ambiguities that arise from falseExpand
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Distribution, present and past, of Rattus praetor in the Pacific and its implications.
We outline the current distribution of Rattus praetor in Near Oceania and present new evidence for its association with prehistoric human settlement on some islands in Remote Oceania. We discuss theExpand
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Lapita Migrants in the Pacific's Oldest Cemetery: Isotopic Analysis at Teouma, Vanuatu
Teouma, an archaeological site on Efate Island, Vanuatu, features the earliest cemetery yet discovered of the colonizers of Remote Oceania, from the late second millennium B.C. In order toExpand
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Language continuity despite population replacement in Remote Oceania
Recent genomic analyses show that the earliest peoples reaching Remote Oceania—associated with Austronesian-speaking Lapita culture—were almost completely East Asian, without detectable PapuanExpand
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Mitochondrial DNA from 3000-year old chickens at the Teouma site, Vanuatu
Chickens were part of the Lapita cultural complex, transported into and through the Pacific by prehistoric colonists; as such they can be used as a proxy for tracking prehistoric migration andExpand
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New Extinct Mekosuchine Crocodile from Vanuatu, South Pacific
Abstract We describe a new species of crocodile (Reptilia: Crocodyloidea: Mekosuchinae) from a maxilla recovered at the Arapus archaeological site, on the island of Efate, Vanuatu, South Pacific. AsExpand
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Organic acid and formaldehyde treatment of animal feeds to control Salmonella: efficacy and masking during culture
Aims:  To investigate whether treatment of animals feeds with organic acids/formaldehyde may mask the presence of Salmonella, when assessed by standard cultural methods.
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Radiocarbon dating of burials from the Teouma Lapita cemetery, Efate, Vanuatu
Abstract The discovery of a cemetery at Teouma on the island of Efate in Vanuatu dated to c. 3000 years ago increased the number of early Pacific human remains available for study by nearly an orderExpand
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Megafaunal meiolaniid horned turtles survived until early human settlement in Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific
Meiolaniid or horned turtles are members of the extinct Pleistocene megafauna of Australia and the southwest Pacific. The timing and causes of their extinction have remained elusive. Here we reportExpand
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Early Lapita skeletons from Vanuatu show Polynesian craniofacial shape: Implications for Remote Oceanic settlement and Lapita origins
Significance The question of the origin of Pacific Islanders has exercised scientists since the first explorers’ voyages of the 16th century. Physical resemblance between Polynesians and AsianExpand
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