THE INTRODUCTION OF AN/MALS AS AN ADAPTATION TO COLONIZATION OF ISLANDS: AN EXAMPLE FROM THE WEST INDIES

Elizabeth Wing, Stephen Wing
unpublished
We upply islam/ biogeographic principles to the analysis of archaeological Jaunas from Caribbean Ceramic age sites, and use the results to better understand human adaptations to these island settings. Faunal samples reflect decreased diversity with distance from the mainland and a positive correlation between diversity and island size. Though the colonists 11·ere subject to the limitations described ln is/and biogeo-graphic principles, they were also able to exert .1·ome contrai bv
more » ... rai bv disproportionately enriching the diversity of species on small islands ln introducing animais.
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