Avifaunal Extinctions, Vegetation Change, and Polynesian Impacts in Prehistoric Hawai`i

@article{Athens2002AvifaunalEV,
  title={Avifaunal Extinctions, Vegetation Change, and Polynesian Impacts in Prehistoric Hawai`i},
  author={John Stephen Athens and H. David Toggle and Jerome V. Ward and David J. Welch},
  journal={Archaeology in Oceania},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={57-78}
}
Abstract Pre-contact avifaunal extinctions in Hawai`i generally have been attributed to human predation and/or landscape alteration by colonizing Polynesians. However, until recently there have been insufficient data for evaluating most of the important variables involved in this issue. This situation has changed with recent archaeological, paleontological, and wetland coring research conducted on O`ahu's `Ewa Plain, a hot, dry emerged limestone reef characterized by numerous sinkholes. The… 

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