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Prehistoric extinctions of pacific island birds: biodiversity meets zooarchaeology

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Feb 24, 1995

David W Steadman

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On tropical Pacific islands, a human-caused "biodiversity crisis" began thousands of years ago and has nearly run its course. Bones identified from archaeological sites show that most species of land birds and populations of seabirds on those islands were exterminated by prehistoric hum...read more

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Prehistoric extinctions of pacific island birds: biodiversity meets zooarchaeology

Science

Feb 24, 1995

David W Steadman

PMID: 17789194

DOI: 10.1126/science.267.5201.1123

Abstract

On tropical Pacific islands, a human-caused "biodiversity crisis" began thousands of years ago and has nearly run its course. Bones identified from archaeological sites show that most species of land birds and populations of seabirds on those islands were exterminated by prehistoric hum...read more

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