Rosalind L. Hunter‐Anderson

Rosalind L. Hunter‐Anderson
University of New Mexico | UNM

Doctor of Philosophy

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During the last millennium in the Pacific Basin (islands and continental rim) there was a marked contrast between ‘times of plenty’ and ‘times of less’ for its human societies. This contrast is attributable to climate and sea-level variations, notably the Medieval Warm Period (a.d. 700–1250) and the Little Ice Age (a.d. 1350–1800) separated by a ti...
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In a recent article [Journal of Pacific Archaeology, vol 1(2), 2010], Scott Fitzpatrick contends that the AD 1300 event model is unhelpful as a key to understanding environmental and societal change in the Pacific during the past 1500 years. We reject this contention on the grounds that there are ample and persuasive grounds for supposing otherwise...
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Archaeological data from south-central Guam are presented to show that technological and social adaptations enabled the ancestral Chamorros of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia, to remain mobile farmer-fishers despite a major climatic oscillation, from the Medieval Warm Period (MWP, c. 800-1350 C.E.) to the Little Ice Age (LIA, c. 1350-1900 C.E.). Fo...
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This paper argues that human actions had nothing to do with creating tropical Pacific island savannas, which likely arose during the Pleistocene, and that geographic factors such as soils, climate, and fire are responsible for their distribution and persistence in the Holocene. Palaeontological observations from the southern Mariana Islands, includ...
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La variabilité des céramiques préhistoriques dans les îles Mariannes fut d'abord comprise comme une progression de la poterie initiale rouge à dégraissant calcaire vers une poterie récente non décorée et à dégraissant volcanique. Cette évolution technologique se situe entre le peuplement initial de l'archipel il y a 3500 ans environ et la période d...
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Proportions of marine vs. terrestrial resources in prehistoric human diets in the southern Mariana Islands (Guam, Rota, Saipan), Micronesia, have been estimated by analysis of stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen in bone collagen and of carbon in apatite. The isotopic composition of marine and terrestrial food resources from the Marianas ha...
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Although historic and linguistic sources indicate that the indigenous Mariana Islanders of Micronesia cultivated rice before initial Western contact in the early 1500s, it is not known when or why rice cultivation was adopted in these islandsthe only case in Remote Oceania. Recent excavations in Guam have confirmed the late prehistoric presence of...
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Cordell and Plog's recent article in American Antiquity is criticized. It is maintained that their alternative suggestions for redescription and interpretation of the Southwestern archaeological data base are not supported by theories and therefore are no more desirable than the traditional conceptual schemes employed thus far.
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Ethnographic and archaeological field work was conducted in 1992 at Tobi, Merir, Pulo Anna, Sonsorol, and Fana. At Tobi, docu-mentation included profiling a wave-cut exposure of a ritual area mound near the landing on the western side of the island and retrieving a soil sample from the base of the mound for radiocarbon dating; locating and describi...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of New Mexico, 1980. Includes bibliographical references (leaves [277]-285). Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1980.--1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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