Evidence of forest management and arboriculture from wood charcoal data: an anthracological case study from two New Caledonia Kanak pre-colonial sites

@article{DotteSarout2016EvidenceOF,
  title={Evidence of forest management and arboriculture from wood charcoal data: an anthracological case study from two New Caledonia Kanak pre-colonial sites},
  author={Emilie Dotte-Sarout},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={195-211}
}
  • Emilie Dotte-Sarout
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
Archaeological wood charcoal analysis or anthracology has been applied for the first time in New Caledonia as part of an interdisciplinary research program examining Kanak pre-colonial landscape management in a valley on the northeast coast of the subtropical Pacific island. In contrast to previous hypotheses, this study demonstrated that when the Kanak traditional cultural complex emerged around ad 1000, following the initial 2,000 years of human presence on the island, the vegetation cover… 

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