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The California Channel Islands

Steve Junak, Denise A. Knapp, J. Robert Haller, Ralph Philbrick, Allan Schoenherr, and Todd Keeler-Wolf

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The California Channel Islands comprise the eight major islands off the coast of southern California between Point Conception and the Mexican border. The eight islands are divided into two major ... More


Responding to Stress or Coping with Abundance?: Reexamining the Marginality of the California Islands for Maritime Hunter-Gatherers

Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, and Mikael Fauvelle

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Due to their isolation, insularity, and lower biodiversity, the islands of Alta and Baja California have often been perceived as marginal habitat for humans compared to the adjacent mainland. Recent ... More


Mineral Resources on the Islands of Alta and Baja California: Evaluating the Marginality of Islands through Space and Time

Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, Jennifer E. Perry, René L. Vellanoweth, and Andrew Yatsko

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Until recently, with a few exceptions, California Islands were believed to be relatively impoverished in high-quality materials for making stone tools. This chapter summarizes the distributions of ... More


Differences in Human Population Density between the California Islands and the Coastal Mainland

Michael A. Glassow and John R. Johnson

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

If the California Islands were marginal environments for the indigenous people who occupied them, human population densities on the islands should be significantly lower than the adjacent mainland ... More


Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Marginality: Global Implications of the California Islands for Island Settlement and Sustainability

Scott M. Fitzpatrick, Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, Mikael Fauvelle, and Jon M. Erlandson

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The California Islands provide a case study that suggests that historical depictions of many islands as marginal environments for hunter-gatherers have been exaggerated by the ecological effects of ... More


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