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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Abstract

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: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210106 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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