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dc.contributor.authorCrowther, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Leilanien
dc.contributor.authorHelm, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorHorton, Marken
dc.contributor.authorShipton, Cerien
dc.contributor.authorWright, Henry Ten
dc.contributor.authorWalshaw, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorPawlowicz, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorRadimilahy, Chantalen
dc.contributor.authorDouka, Katerinaen
dc.contributor.authorPicornell-Gelabert, Llorençen
dc.contributor.authorFuller, Dorian Qen
dc.contributor.authorBoivin, Nicole Len
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-22T00:30:21Z
dc.date.available2020-02-22T00:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/302542
dc.description.abstractThe Austronesian settlement of the remote island of Madagascar remains one of the great puzzles of Indo-Pacific prehistory. Although linguistic, ethnographic, and genetic evidence points clearly to a colonization of Madagascar by Austronesian language-speaking people from Island Southeast Asia, decades of archaeological research have failed to locate evidence for a Southeast Asian signature in the island's early material record. Here, we present new archaeobotanical data that show that Southeast Asian settlers brought Asian crops with them when they settled in Africa. These crops provide the first, to our knowledge, reliable archaeological window into the Southeast Asian colonization of Madagascar. They additionally suggest that initial Southeast Asian settlement in Africa was not limited to Madagascar, but also extended to the Comoros. Archaeobotanical data may support a model of indirect Austronesian colonization of Madagascar from the Comoros and/or elsewhere in eastern Africa.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsPublisher's own licence
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dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectCrops, Agriculturalen
dc.subjectArchaeologyen
dc.subjectAsia, Southeasternen
dc.subjectMadagascaren
dc.titleAncient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage6640
prism.issueIdentifier24en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Americaen
prism.startingPage6635
prism.volume113en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.49610
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-04-01en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1073/pnas.1522714113en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06en
dc.contributor.orcidCrowther, Alison [0000-0002-2394-1917]
dc.contributor.orcidDouka, Katerina [0000-0002-0558-0011]
dc.contributor.orcidPicornell-Gelabert, Llorenç [0000-0003-0662-110X]
dc.contributor.orcidFuller, Dorian Q [0000-0002-4859-080X]
dc.identifier.eissn1091-6490
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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