The archaeology and palaeobiological record of Pasimbahan-Magsanib site, northern Palawan, Philippines

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Title: The archaeology and palaeobiological record of Pasimbahan-Magsanib site, northern Palawan, Philippines
Authors: Ochoa, Janine
Paz, Victor
Lewis, Helen
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5394
Date: 9-Feb-2014
Abstract: Recent excavations in northern Palawan, Philippines provide zooarchaeological and macrobotanical evidence documenting human occupation and changes in faunal composition and subsistence strategies. Here we present the archaeobiological record of Pasimbahan-Magsanib site dating from c. 10,500 yr. BP to the subrecent. The terrestrial vertebrate record provides for a more robust Palawan biostratigraphy and chronicles Late Quaternary changes in mammalian composition and human responses to the changing abundance of large mammal communities. Well-stratified shell layers and middens contain a wide variety of taxa derived from freshwater, estuarine and marine environments that also provide insights on varying subsistence strategies and the local ecology. Macrobotanical evidence provides further evidence for both foraging and possible plant management strategies in the Holocene.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Philippine Science Letters
Copyright (published version): 2014 Philippine Science Letters
Keywords: Southeast Asia;Quaternary;Archaeology;Palaeoenvironment;Palaeobiology;Cave and karst science;Prehistory;Zooarchaeology;Archaeobotany
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Archaeology Research Collection

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