The development of subsistence system models for Island Southeast Asia andNear Oceania: The nature and role of arboriculture and arboreal-based economies

Authors
Citation
Dk. Latinis, The development of subsistence system models for Island Southeast Asia andNear Oceania: The nature and role of arboriculture and arboreal-based economies, WORLD ARCHA, 32(1), 2000, pp. 41-67
Citations number
93
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Archeology
Journal title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
ISSN journal
0043-8243 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
41 - 67
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-8243(200006)32:1<41:TDOSSM>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Unique arboreal-based subsistence economies emerged in Wallacea, New Guinea and Near Oceania. Initial developments have their roots in the Pleistocene . The developmental history of arboreal-based economies (often called arbor iculture) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific is not well understood. A frame work of subsistence system diversification in relation to unexploited ecolo gical opportunities in Island Southeast Asia and Near Oceania has significa nt implications concerning Pacific prehistory, as Austronesian descendants probably incorporated arboriculture and arboreal resources into their econo mies and subsequently translocated these to the more distant Pacific island s. The overall framework can be applied to assessing subsistence developmen ts elsewhere.