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The Changing Role of Irrigated Colocasia esculenta (Taro) on Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands: From an Essential Element of Colonization to an Important Risk-Reduction Strategy

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Title:The Changing Role of Irrigated Colocasia esculenta (Taro) on Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands: From an Essential Element of Colonization to an Important Risk-Reduction Strategy
Authors:Addison, David J.
Keywords:Agriculture
archaeology
intensification
risk-reduction
irrigation
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LC Subject Headings:Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Date Issued:2008
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation:Addison, D. J. 2008. The Changing Role of Irrigated Colocasia esculenta (Taro) on Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands: From an Essential Element of Colonization to an Important Risk-Reduction Strategy. Asian Perspectives 47 (1): 139-55.
Series:Volume 47
Number 1
Abstract:This paper proposes that, on the Marquesan island of Nuku Hiva, wet cultivation of Colocasia taro was important in initial colonization because it was the most energy efficient and fastest-producing crop. In later periods its caloric contribution was eclipsed by breadfruit, but irrigated taro played an important risk-reduction role. KEYWORDS: Agriculture, archaeology, intensification, risk-reduction, irrigation, Polynesia.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17284
ISSN:1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 2008 - Volume 47, Number 1 (Spring)


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