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Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems : A Global Perspective / Torben C. Rick, Jon M. Erlandson.

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Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (332 p.)
Subjects:
Marine mammal remains (Archaeology)
Marine mammals -- Effect of human beings on.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Fishing, Prehistoric.
Prehistoric peoples.
Underwater archaeology -- Case studies.
Coastal archaeology -- Case studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Archaeological data now show that relatively intense human adaptations to coastal environments developed much earlier than once believed-more than 125,000 years ago. With our oceans and marine fisheries currently in a state of crisis, coastal archaeological sites contain a wealth of data that can shed light on the history of human exploitation of marine ecosystems. In eleven case studies from the Americas, Pacific Islands, North Sea, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa, leading researchers working in coastal areas around the world cover diverse marine ecosystems, reaching into deep history to discover how humans interacted with and impacted these aquatic environments and shedding new light on our understanding of contemporary environmental problems.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Contributors
Preface
1. Archaeology, Marine Ecology, And Human Impacts On Marine Environments
2. Short And Sometimes Sharp Human Impacts On Marine Resources In The Archaeology And History Of South Polynesia
3. Aleut Hunters, Sea Otters, And Sea Cows Three Thousand Years Of Interactions In The Western Aleutian Islands, Alaska
4. Historical Ecology And Human Impacts On Coastal Ecosystems Of The Santa Barbara Channel Region, California
5. Long-Term Effects Of Human Predation On Marine Ecosystems In Guerrero, Mexico
6. Ancient Fisheries And Marine Ecology Of Coastal Peru
7. Human Impacts On Marine Environments In The West Indies During The Middle To Late Holocene
8. Possible Prehistoric Fishing Effects On Coastal Marine Food Webs In The Gulf Of Maine
9. Codfish And Kings, Seals And Subsistence Norse Marine Resource Use In The North Atlantic
10. Historical Ecology Of The North Sea Basin An Archaeological Perspective And Some Problems Of Methodology
11. Twenty Thousand Years Of Fishing In The Strait Archaeological Fish And Shellfish Assemblages From Southern Iberia
12. Human Impact On Precolonial West Coast Marine Environments Of South Africa
13. Archaeology, Historical Ecology, And The Future Of Ocean Ecosystems
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Erlandson, Jon M., editor., Editor,
Rick, Torben C., editor., Editor,
ISBN:
1-282-35935-5
9786612359354
0-520-93429-6
OCLC:
609850036
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520934290 doi
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