The Evolution of Migration: the case of Lapita in the southwest Pacific

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Show simple item record Cochrane, Ethan en 2018-10-10T03:48:45Z en 2018-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 25(2):520-558 Jun 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 1072-5369 en
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dc.description.abstract Migrations have occurred across the history of the genus Homo and while the movement of pre-modern humans over the globe is typically understood in terms of shifting resource distributions and climate change, that is in ecological terms, the movement of anatomically modern, and specifically Holocene, populations is often explained by human desire to discover new lands, escape despotic leaders, forge trade relationships and other culture-specific intentions. This is a problematic approach to the archaeological and behavioural explanation of human migration. Here an evolutionary and ecological framework is developed to explain various movement behaviours and this framework is applied to the movement of human groups from the inter-visible islands around New Guinea to the widely dispersed archipelagos of the southwest Pacific about 1000 BC. Labelled the Lapita Migration, this movement is explained as a selection-driven range expansion. The development of evolutionary and ecological theory to explain human movement facilitates empirical testing of alternative hypotheses and links different histories of human movement through shared explanatory mechanisms. en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory en
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dc.title The Evolution of Migration: the case of Lapita in the southwest Pacific en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10816-017-9345-z en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 520 en
pubs.volume 25 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer Science+Business Media en
pubs.end-page 558 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 632711 en Arts en Social Sciences en Anthropology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-06-26 en 2017-07-18 en

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