Island subsistence: hunting, trapping and the translocation of wildlife in the Western Indian Ocean

  title={Island subsistence: hunting, trapping and the translocation of wildlife in the Western Indian Ocean},
  author={Martin T. Walsh},
  journal={Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa},
  pages={113 - 83}
  • M. Walsh
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History
  • Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Researchers have recently begun to re-examine the settlement of the islands of the Western Indian Ocean from multi-disciplinary perspectives that incorporate evidence from both the natural and human sciences (Blench, this volume; Hurles et al. 2005; Mitchell 2004,2005). In this and other respects the study of the maritime heritage of the Indian Ocean lags behind that of the Pacific, where the history of human colonisation is the subject of lively interdisciplinary debate (cf. Hurles et al. 2003… 

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