Archaeobotanical Approaches in the Study of Food Production in Remote Oceania

Keywords: Archaeobotany, Archaeology, Pacific Islands, Agriculture, Food Production


This short topical review discusses recent archaeobotanical approaches to understanding food production in Remote Oceania (eastern Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia). The region presents some preservation and interpretative challenges, both due to the lack of cereal crops and the hot and humid climate that prevails through much of the area. Nevertheless, archaeobotanical analyses provide insight into topics such the transport of crops between islands and anthropogenic environmental change.

Author Biography

Maureece Jacqueline Levin, Archaeology Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.
Maureece J. Levin is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University.


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How to Cite
Levin, M. J. (2017). Archaeobotanical Approaches in the Study of Food Production in Remote Oceania. Ethnobiology Letters, 8(1), 105–108.
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