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Assemblage Definition, Analytic Methods, and Sources of Variability in the Interpretation of Marquesan Subsistence Change

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dc.contributor.author Dye, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:45:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:45:47Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Dye, T. 1996. Assemblage Definition, Analytic Methods, and Sources of Variability in the Interpretation of Marquesan Subsistence Change. Asian Perspectives 35 (1): 73-88.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17073
dc.description.abstract The hypothesis that indications of change in Marquesan faunal assemblages reflect changes in prehistoric subsistence practices is challenged through reanalyses of the identified faunal remains from the Hane Dune site. An alternative hypothesis is proposed: that the supposed indications of change actually reflect intersite spatial and functional variability. Using bootstrap techniques to estimate the standard error of Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, reanalyses of the Hane Dune site assemblages are shown to be flawed by a failure to consider the effects of small sample sizes. The hypothesis that indications of change reflect intersite spatial and functional variability is weakened by the results of recent excavations. Recently reported evidence for change in Marquesan faunal and artifact assemblages supports the inference that Marquesan subsistence practices changed markedly over the course of prehistory.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 35
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 1
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title Assemblage Definition, Analytic Methods, and Sources of Variability in the Interpretation of Marquesan Subsistence Change
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 1996 - Volume 35, Number 1 (Spring)


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