Push and Pull, Part II: Modeling the Inland Exploration and Settlement of Fiji
This is an abstract from the "Geospatial Studies in the Archaeology of Oceania" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Previous GIS-based analyses (2017) by the authors have identified the ranges of several classes of terrestrial fauna that would inhabited the island of Viti Levu in prehistory. The ranges and habits of reptiles (giant tortoises, iguanas, and snakes), flightless birds (megapodes and giant pigeons), and bat and seabird colonies intersect in two major areas of Viti Levu: the Rewa River Valley, the Navua River Valley, and several upland portions of the mountains of the west and north of the island. This presentation evaluates additional modeling of foraging in immediate post-colonization Fiji, with examination of terrain, density of prey, and distances incorporated into potential foraging forays.
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Push and Pull, Part II: Modeling the Inland Exploration and Settlement of Fiji. Julie Field, John Dudgeon, Christopher Roos, Amy Commendador, Rebecca Hazard. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451555)
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Abstract Id(s): 23711