Human Colonization of the Palau Islands, Western Micronesia

@article{Clark2006HumanCO,
  title={Human Colonization of the Palau Islands, Western Micronesia},
  author={Geoffrey Clark and Atholl Anderson and Duncan Wright},
  journal={The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={215 - 232}
}
ABSTRACT Adaptation to new environments is an important issue in colonization research with implications for accurately establishing the timing of human arrival and interpreting the dispersal pattern from the distribution of early archaeological sites. Island groups frequently contain a diverse range of landscapes and geographic variation in their colonization records that might reflect the environmental preference of prehistoric migrants. In the Palau Islands the large island of Babeldaob may… 
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