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Tracing Human Ecology: The Archaeobotanical and Malacological Record

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the ancient plant and other remains recovered from excavations. The purpose of archaeobotanical work was to reconstruct the human utilisation of plants in the past. The ... More


Kelp Forest Food Webs in the Aleutian Archipelago

James A. Estes

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter summarizes the current understanding of the kelp forest ecosystems of Alaska by focusing on the key role that otters, killer whales, and man have played in the ecological organization of ... More


Past and future patterns of freshwater mussel extinctions in North America during the Holocene

Wendell R. Haag

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Past human impacts on the riverine ecosystems of North America remain poorly understood. This continent is home to the world's most diverse freshwater mussel fauna, but mussels are particularly ... More


Households beyond the House: On the Archaeology and Materiality of Historical Households

Mary C. Beaudry

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In chapter 1, Beaudry explores how household archaeology has grown into a vibrant area of archaeological research and provides an overview of the history of household archaeology, its major themes, ... More


Southwest Florida During the Mississippi Period

Misha Klein

in Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040141
eISBN:
9780813043821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040141.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter traces the Mississippi-period cultural trajectory of the Calusa of subtropical southwest Florida against an environmental backdrop bolstered by climate and sea-level data from the Gulf ... More


Origins

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers whether cave burial in Britain starts in the Late Mesolithic or the Early Neolithic. It explores the evidence from cave and shell midden burial sites with early 4th millennium ... More


Shell Mounds and Hunter-Gatherers in Prehistory

Asa R. Randal

in Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061016
eISBN:
9780813051284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061016.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Freshwater shell sites are often characterized as trash heaps (middens). This interpretation has two very limiting consequences. First, it implies that such sites were not socially significant places ... More


Human Impacts on Oyster Resources at the Mesolithic–Neolithic Transition in Denmark

Nicky Milner

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042428
eISBN:
9780813043074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042428.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Research into shellfish consumption on Danish shell midden sites demonstrates a clear species change around the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition, a time when people began to adopt farming practices ... More


Archaic Histories beyond the Shell “Heap” on the St. Johns River

Asa R. Randall, Kenneth E. Sassaman, Zackary I. Gilmore, Meggan E. Blessing, and Jason M. O'Donoughue

in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049366
eISBN:
9780813050140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Landscape use and modification are important ways through which small scale societies “write” their own histories. This chapter examines how Archaic period communities wrote histories through the ... More


Northwest Florida Woodland Mounds and Middens: The Sacred and Not So Secular

Michael Russo, Craig Dengel, and Jeffrey Shanks

in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049366
eISBN:
9780813050140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Traditional analyses of Swift Creek and Weeden Island middens in northwest Florida have focused on the environmental and quotidian aspects of their of their placement and use. In operative models, ... More


An Archaeological Overview of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

SagrArio Balladares Navarro and Leonardo Lechado Ríos

in Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400028
eISBN:
9781683400257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400028.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Nicaragua's Caribbean coast is one of the archaeologically least known regions in the Circum-Caribbean. The first archaeological data obtained there were produced only in the nineteen-seventies in ... More


Arrival in the Wide Land

Martin D. Gallivan and Victor D. Thompson

in The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062860
eISBN:
9780813051819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062860.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 discusses how the Virginia Algonquian landscape first coalesced as a result of population movements and social interactions involving different communities of hunter gatherers during the ... More


Paleoenvironments

Pierre Taberlet, Aurélie Bonin, Lucie Zinger, and Eric Coissac

in Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198767220
eISBN:
9780191821387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767220.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most fascinating facets of eDNA lies in the possibility of exploiting it to reconstruct past environments in paleoecology and in archaeology. Chapter 15, entitled “Paleoenvironments,” ... More


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