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Historical tropical forest reliance amongst the Wanniyaleeto (Vedda) of Sri Lanka: an isotopic perspective

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In 1991 it was argued in Human Ecology that tropical rainforests could not support long-term human foraging in the absence of agriculture. Part of this thesis was based on the fact that supposedly isolated ‘forest’ foragers, such as the Wanniyalaeto (or Vedda) peoples of Sri Lanka, could be demonstrated to be enmeshed within historical trade networks and rely on crops as part of their overall subsistence. Yet, in that edition, as well as in the years that followed, ethnographic and archaeolog...

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10.1007/s10745-018-9997-7

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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Springer Publisher's website
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Human Ecology Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
3
Pages:
435–444
Publication date:
2018-04-24
Acceptance date:
2018-04-05
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1572-9915
ISSN:
0300-7839
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843880
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2018-04-23

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