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- Maxwell, Justin J., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Review of palaeobotany and palynology 2016 v.234 pp. 198-210
- Corynocarpus laevigatus; case studies; charcoal; neurotoxins; pollen; sediments; seeds; starch; stone fruits; trees
- ... The drupe of Corynocarpus laevigatus was an important source of storable starch and carbohydrate for Maori and Moriori. However direct evidence of the drupe in archaeological sites is rare. In this review paper we look at the archaeological visibility of C. laevigatus, presenting data on how and where it might be encountered in archaeological contexts. This includes a discussion of the difficulty ...
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- Molecular ecology 2016 v.25 no.16 pp. 3950-3961
- DNA; Phocarctos hookeri; anthropogenic activities; biodiversity; bycatch; extinction; fauna; human settlements; islands; mitochondria; models; population dynamics; New Zealand
- ... While terrestrial megafaunal extinctions have been well characterized worldwide, our understanding of declines in marine megafauna remains limited. Here, we use ancient DNA analyses of prehistoric (<1450–1650 AD) sea lion specimens from New Zealand's isolated Chatham Islands to assess the demographic impacts of human settlement. These data suggest there was a large population of sea lions, unique ...