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Historic fuel wood use in the Galápagos Islands: identification of charred remains

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Charcoal fragments from five historic campsite locations in the Galápagos Islands were identified and radiocarbon dated to investigate postulated early human presence in the archipelago, historic fuel wood collection patterns and the resultant impact on native vegetation. A variety of taxa and fuel types were revealed to be present in the charcoal assemblages, indicating geographically driven rather than species-specific methods of collection. Historic anthropogenic impact was therefore sprea...

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10.1007/s00334-010-0239-1

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University of Oxford
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Long-Term Ecology Laboratory
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Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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University of Oxford
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Long-Term Ecology Laboratory
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Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
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Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
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Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Department:
Jodrell Laboratory
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Atholl J. Anderson
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Simon G. Haberle
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
207-217
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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1617-6278
ISSN:
0939-6314
URN:
uuid:efc16931-bd77-4cd7-82d1-c5c1f16e2ab8
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ora:4879
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English
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