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Item Description Matisoo-Smith, E. en_US Hingston, M. en_US Summerhayes, G. en_US Robins, J. en_US Ross, H.A. en_US Hendy, M. en_US 2012-06-06T00:47:22Z 2012-06-06T00:47:22Z 2009-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Matisoo-Smith E, Hingston M, Summerhayes G, Robins J, Ross HA, Hendy M. On the Rat Trail in Near Oceania: Applying the Commensal Model to the Question of the Lapita Colonization. Pac Sci 63(4): 465-476. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description v. ill. 23 cm. en_US
dc.description Quarterly en_US
dc.description.abstract Presented here are the most recent results of our studies of Rattus exulans, one of the main commensal animals transported across the Pacific by Lapita peoples and their descendants. We sampled several locations in Near Oceania to determine distribution of R. exulans mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplotypes in the region. We also obtained data regarding distribution of other introduced Rattus species to several islands in the Bismarck Archipelago. Our results suggest that there were multiple introductions of R. exulans to the region, which may suggest a more complex history for Lapita populations in Near Oceania. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 63, no. 4 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Applying the Commensal Model to the Question of the Lapita Colonization. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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