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Using commensals as proxies for historical inference in the Indian ocean: genetic and zooarchaeological perspectives

Abstract:

The human-abetted introduction of commensal species (i.e. those that opportunistically exploit the anthropogenic environment for food and shelter, e.g. rats, cockroaches etc.) to new areas has occurred throughout history. This has resulted in detrimental ecological changes worldwide but, from a viewpoint of human knowledge, a beneficial corollary of these translocations is that the species in question can be used as proxies to study the movement of the humans who transported them. I recons...

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Role:
Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:e6be79c9-3fb8-4a7f-b117-0c607b64c95a
Local pid:
ora:11996

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