The culture history of Madagascar

@article{Dewar1993TheCH,
  title={The culture history of Madagascar},
  author={Robert Earl Dewar and Henry T. Wright},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={1993},
  volume={7},
  pages={417-466}
}
Madagascar's culture is a unique fusion of elements drawn from the western, northern, and eastern shores of the Indian Ocean, and its past has fascinated many scholars, yet systematic archaeological research is relatively recent on the island. The oldest traces of visitors are from the first century AD. Coastal settlements, with clear evidence of ties to the western Indian Ocean trading network, were established in several places over the next millennium. Important environmental changes of both… 

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