The Fishermen of Anapua Rock Shelter, Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands

Date
1997
Authors
Leach, Foss
Davidson, Janet
Horwood, Michelle
Ottino, Pierre
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Publisher
University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Abstract
Analysis of fish bone from Anapua indicates that the fishermen who used this rock shelter over a long period were unusual among Pacific island fishermen. Their catch initially contained a high proportion of tuna. Although tuna appear to have declined in importance through time at the site, they remained a significant component of the catch even in the most recent levels. In contrast, the grouper types of fish followed the opposite trend over the same period. Keywords: Oceania, Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Ua Pou, prehistory, archaeology, archaeozoology, morphometric osteology, fauna, fishing.
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Keywords
Oceania, Polynesia, Marquesas Islands, Ua Pou, prehistory, archaeology, archaeozoology, morphometric, osteology, fauna, fishing
Citation
Leach, F., J. Davidson, M. Horwood, and P. Ottino. 1997. The Fishermen of Anapua Rock Shelter, Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands. Asian Perspectives 36 (1): 51-66.
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