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Sitting Ducks: Extinction, Humans, and Birds in the pre-European Contact Era

Daniel Lewis

in Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300229646
eISBN:
9780300235463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300229646.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter concerns a bird known only from the fossil record—Ptaiochen pau, or the Stumbling Moa-nalo. Rapidly eradicated by early Polynesians, this flightless duck is an exemplar of environmental ... More


Apocalypse Now and Then?

Charles R. Cobb

in The Archaeology of Southeastern Native American Landscapes of the Colonial Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066196
eISBN:
9780813065151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066196.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The concluding chapter critically evaluates a received wisdom in the literature that pre-European contact polities collapsed from the impacts of colonialism. An argument is made for a more nuanced ... More


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