(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Ecological crises of marginal disruptions : the effects of the first humans on Pacific Islands

published at : John Roger Flenley : plants, pollen and people. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



This paper first examines various approaches (archaeological approaches, approaches using extinction, sedimentation and pollens) to determining the time of initial arrival of people on Pacific Islands. Besides evaluating many sites where J. Flenley has worked, this paper presents new evidence which could be interpreted as supporting his idea that arechaeological dates considerably underestimate times of initial human arrival. The whole question of whether ecological crises or mere marginal disruptions characterized early human colonisation on Pacific Islands is then discussed


Thematical fascicle

published at : New Zealand geographer / ISSN 0028-8144 / CODEN NZGGAS

Editor : New Zealand Geographical Society, Christchurch - NOUVELLE-ZELANDE (1945)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 57, no 2 [pp. 11-20]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19020

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