Inheritance, ecology and the evolution of the canoes of east Oceania

  title={Inheritance, ecology and the evolution of the canoes of east Oceania},
  author={B. A. Beheim and A. Bell},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={3089 - 3095}
  • B. A. Beheim, A. Bell
  • Published 2011
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • We consider patterns in the evolution of canoe technology in the eastern Pacific relative to three general processes: movement of canoe traits along the Polynesian settlement sequence, adaptations to local island environment, and post-settlement interaction between island groups. Using model selection methods on the distributions of canoe technology, we show that social and ecological covariates together consistently outperform each considered individually, though knowledge of island area and… CONTINUE READING
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