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The Djief Hunters, 26,000 Years of Rainforest Exploitation on the Bird's Head of Papua, Indonesia

Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia, volume 17

By J.M. Pasveer

Taylor & Francis – 2004 – 450 pages

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    July 1st 2004

Description

Providing an important contribution to the current debate on the possibilities of human occupation of tropical rainforest before the advent of agriculture, this reference explores human hunting patterns of the Djief forest wallaby from the late Pleistocene. It provides intriguing insights into hunter-gatherer subsistence, tool manufacturing and use, the changing intensity of occupation of the sites, and environmental exploitation in a lowland tropical region.

Aimed at researchers, this work gives a detailed account of cultural and biological remains excavated from two prehistoric sites, and highlights a number of innovative practices and new interpretations which will inform future quaternary research.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Research Area, Fieldwork Design and Methods of Stratigraphic Analysis 3. Occupation History of Kria Cave 4. Occupation History of Toé Cave 5. Stone Artefacts 6. Bone Artefacts 7. Prehistoric Exploitation of Food Resources 8. Prehistoric Exploitaion of the Brown Dorcopsis 9. Vertebrae Faunal Succession and Environmental Change in Lowland 10. Discussion and Conclusion Summary Abstrak References Appendices

Name: The Djief Hunters, 26,000 Years of Rainforest Exploitation on the Bird's Head of Papua, Indonesia: Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia, volume 17 (Hardback)Taylor & Francis 
Description: By J.M. Pasveer. Providing an important contribution to the current debate on the possibilities of human occupation of tropical rainforest before the advent of agriculture, this reference explores human hunting patterns of the Djief forest wallaby from the late...
Categories: Archaeology, Australasian & Pacific Archaeology, Nature & Society, Anthropology - Soc Sci