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Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Todd Braje (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

For more than 10,000 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 ... More


Of Whales and Sharks and Giant Squid: Reflections on the Big, The Strange, and the Powerful

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on the large animals found in the sea. It describes their evolutionary history and patterns of behavior such as feeding, breeding, and migration. Cetaceans as a group (whales and ... More


Resilience and Reorganization: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of California Channel Island Marine Mammals

Todd J. Braje, Torben C. Rick, Robert L. DeLong, and Jon M. Erlandson

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

California's Channel Islands currently shelter more than 200,000 pinnipeds of six different species, and more than a dozen large and small cetacean species also swim through or are seasonally ... More


Perspectives from the Past: Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Northeastern Pacific Pinnipeds and Sea Otters

Todd J. Braje and Torben C. Rick

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Overfishing, pollution, climate change, mismanagement, and other factors have resulted in severely depleted marine ecosystems and anthropogenic seascapes. Steps have been taken to reverse trends, ... More


People, Pinnipeds, and Sea Otters of the Northeast Pacific

Torben C. Rick, Todd J. Braje, and Robert L. DeLong

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Often highly intelligent with sophisticated communication systems, marine mammals are a fundamental component of marine ecosystems around the world. Archaeological data demonstrate that human impacts ... More


A History of Paleoecological Research on Sea Otters and Pinnipeds of the Eastern Pacific Rim

R. Lee Lyman

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

It is not easy to find an article on the zooarchaeology of marine mammals, or on some prehistoric aspect of marine mammals based on zooarchaeological remains in a natural history journal such as ... More


Toward a Historical Ecology of Pinniped and Sea Otter Hunting Traditions on the Coast of Southern British Columbia

Iain McKechnie and Rebecca J. Wigen

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Marine mammals (pinnipeds, cetaceans, and sea otters) have been important to the First Nations people in coastal British Columbia for millennia, but their archaeological distribution is poorly known. ... More


Native American Use of Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters in Estuaries of Northern Oregon and Southern Washington

Madonna L. Moss and Robert J. Losev

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Over the last twenty-five years, archaeologists have compiled a substantial zooarchaeological record of pinnipeds on the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Archaeological studies have also ... More


Why Were Northern Fur Seals Spared in Northern California? A Cultural and Archaeological Explanation

Adrian R. Whitaker and William R. Hildebrandt

in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The biogeography of northern fur seals has been of interest throughout their prehistoric range, which stretched from southern California to the Bering Sea. This chapter traces the history of pinniped ... More


Natural or Anthropogenic?: Novel Community Reassembly after Historical Overharvest of Pacific Coast Pinnipeds

Jon M. Erlandson, Todd J. Braje, Robert L. Delong, and Torben C. Rick

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276949
eISBN:
9780520959606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276949.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In this chapter, Jon M. Erlandson, Todd J. Braje, Robert L. DeLong, and Torben C. Rick examine the process of novel community reassembly following historical overharvest, through an examination of ... More


Maternal Effects on Offspring Size and Development in Pinnipeds

W. Don Bowen

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of maternal effects on the size and development of pinnipeds. The analysis reveals that pinniped offspring are affected by maternal decisions about the timing and ... More


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