Pacific Islands ichthyoarchaeology: implications for the development of prehistoric fishing studies and global sustainability

Lambrides, Ariana B.J., and Weisler, Marshall I. (2016) Pacific Islands ichthyoarchaeology: implications for the development of prehistoric fishing studies and global sustainability. Journal of Archaeological Research, 24 (3). pp. 275-324.

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The Pacific Islands—consisting of culturally diverse Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia—is the ideal region to investigate the development of prehistoric fishing studies, as nowhere else on Earth is there such environmental contrasts among island types and their marine environments. We review the ichthyoarchaeological literature for the Pacific and assess developments in recovery methods, reference collections, taxonomic identifications, quantification, taphonomy and site-formation processes, ethnoarchaeology, approaches to diet and subsistence reconstructions, sustainability, and the importance of applied zooarchaeology for fisheries management and conservation. Ichthyoarchaeologists are beginning to work more closely with resource managers, fisheries biologists, policy makers, and indigenous communities to produce holistic studies of conservation management, resource sustainability, and assessments of human impacts on marine ecosystems over centuries to millennial time scales.

Item ID: 59059
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-7756
Keywords: fisheries management, historical ecology, ichthyoarchaeology, Pacific Islands, zooarchaeology
Funders: University of Queensland, University of Otago
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 02:38
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430101 Archaeological science @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4513 Pacific Peoples culture, language and history > 451301 Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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