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Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters : Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific / Todd J. Braje, Torben C. Rick.

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Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 pages)
Subjects:
Hunting, Prehistoric -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Marine mammal remains (Archaeology) -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Paleoecology -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Sea otter -- Effect of human beings on -- Northwest Coast of North America -- History.
Seals (Animals) -- Effect of human beings on -- Northwest Coast of North America -- History.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
For more than ten thousand years, Native Americans from Alaska to southern California relied on aquatic animals such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters for food and raw materials. Archaeological research on the interactions between people and these marine mammals has made great advances recently and provides a unique lens for understanding the human and ecological past. Archaeological research is also emerging as a crucial source of information on contemporary environmental issues as we improve our understanding of the ancient abundance, ecology, and natural history of these species. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume brings together archaeologists, biologists, and other scientists to consider how archaeology can inform the conservation and management of pinnipeds and other marine mammals along the Pacific Coast.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Contributors
1. People, Pinnipeds, and Sea Otters of the Northeast Pacific
2. A History of Paleoecological Research on Sea Otters and Pinnipeds of the Eastern Pacific Rim
3. The Historical Ecology of Walrus Exploitation in the North Pacific
4. Neoglacial Sea Ice and Life History Flexibility in Ringed and Fur Seals
5. A 4500-Year Time-Series of Otariid Abundance on Sanak Island, Western Gulf of Alaska
6. An Analysis of Seal, Sea Lion, and Sea Otter Consumption Patterns on Sanak Island, Alaska: An 1800-year Record on Aleut Consumer Behavior
7. Toward a Historical Ecology of Pinniped and Sea Otter Hunting Traditions on the Coast of Southern British Columbia
8. Native American Use of Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters in Estuaries of Northern Oregon and Southern Washington
9. Why Were Northern Fur Seals Spared in Northern California? A Cultural and Archaeological Explanation
10. Holocene Monterey Bay Fur Seals: Distribution, Dates, and Ecological Implications
11. Toward a Prehistory of the Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis)
12. Resilience and Reorganization: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of California Channel Island Marine Mammals
13. Perspectives from the Past: Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Northeastern Pacific Pinnipeds and Sea Otters
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Braje, Todd J., editor., Editor,
Rick, Torben C., editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520948976
OCLC:
707091198
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520948976 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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