Ancient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion.

@article{Crowther2016AncientCP,
  title={Ancient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion.},
  author={Alison Crowther and Leilani Lucas and Richard M Helm and M. J. Horton and Ceri Shipton and Henry T. Wright and Sarah C. Walshaw and Matthew Pawlowicz and Chantal Radimilahy and Katerina Douka and Llorenç Picornell-Gelabert and Dorian Q Fuller and Nicole L Boivin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 24},
  pages={
          6635-40
        }
}
The Austronesian settlement of the remote island of Madagascar remains one of the great puzzles of Indo-Pacific prehistory. Although linguistic, ethnographic, and genetic evidence points clearly to a colonization of Madagascar by Austronesian language-speaking people from Island Southeast Asia, decades of archaeological research have failed to locate evidence for a Southeast Asian signature in the island's early material record. Here, we present new archaeobotanical data that show that… CONTINUE READING
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