THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH PACIFIC FISHERIES

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The Archaeology Of North Pacific Fisheries

Author : Madonna L. Moss
ISBN : 9781602231474
Genre : Social Science
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For thousands of years, fisheries were crucial to the sustenance of the First Peoples of the Pacific Coast. Yet human impact has left us with a woefully incomplete understanding of their histories prior to the industrial era. Covering Alaska, British Columbia, and Puget Sound, The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries illustrates how the archaeological record reveals new information about ancient ways of life and the histories of key species. Individual chapters cover salmon, as well as a number of lesser-known species abundant in archaeological sites, including pacific cod, herring, rockfish, eulachon, and hake. In turn, this ecological history informs suggestions for sustainable fishing in today’s rapidly changing environment.
Category: Social Science

Human Impacts On Ancient Marine Ecosystems

Author : Torben C. Rick
ISBN : 0520253434
Genre : History
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“An excellent volume with mature, sophisticated, comprehensive research by leaders in the fields of archaeology, zooarchaeology, and paleoarchaeology that will be useful to scientists of many interests.”—David Steadman, author of Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds “This volume will make a significant contribution to our understanding of ancient human impacts on marine ecosystems, which will be of interest to all researchers who are concerned about the environment. The editors and contributors are commended for their efforts on this significant research topic.”—Steven R. James, coeditor of The Archaeology of Global Change: The Impact of Humans on Their Environment
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Keystone Nations

Author : Benedict J. Colombi
ISBN : 1934691909
Genre : History
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The Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex

Author : Dale R. Croes
ISBN : 087422117X
Genre : History
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Three thousand years ago, Native Americans on Washington's Olympic Peninsula occupied a key seasonal fishing camp on a bar of the Hoko River, close to the south shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Over the centuries, these ocean-oriented peoples discarded cordage, basketry, bent-wood fishhooks, woodworking tools, faunal and floral remains, and other cultural materials at a bend in the Hoko River. The perishable items were remarkably preserved in wet, low-oxygen deposits. From 1977 to 1989, archaeologists under the direction of Dr. Dale R. Croes excavated these deposits, as well as nearby habitation sites, recovering nearly 5,000 artifacts. Today this project is recognized as one of the most important "wet" archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest, where hydraulic excavation techniques were developed and utilized. Croes's analysis of the site is a valuable contribution to the archaeological and anthropological literature of the Olympic Peninsula and the Northwest Coast cultural areas. The study includes comparisons with other Northwest wet sites, particularly the mud-slide buried Ozette longhouses on the outer Olympic Peninsula.
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Across The Shaman S River

Author : Daniel Lee Henry
ISBN : 9781602233300
Genre : History
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Across the Shaman’s River is the story of one of Alaska’s last Native American strongholds, a Tlingit community closed off for a century until a fateful encounter between a shaman, a preacher, and John Muir. Tucked in the corner of Southeast Alaska, the Tlingits had successfully warded off the Anglo influences that had swept into other corners of the territory. This tribe was viewed by European and American outsiders as the last wild tribe and a frustrating impediment to access. Missionaries and prospectors alike had widely failed to bring the Tlingit into their power. Yet, when John Muir arrived in 1879, accompanied by a fiery preacher, it only took a speech about “brotherhood”—and some encouragement from the revered local shaman Skandoo’o—to finally transform these “hostile heathens.” Using Muir’s original journal entries, as well as historic writings of explorers juxtaposed with insights from contemporary tribal descendants, Across the Shaman’s River reveals how Muir’s famous canoe journey changed the course of history and had profound consequences on the region’s Native Americans.
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An Application Of The Linear Regression Technique For Determining Length And Weight Of Six Fish Taxa

Author : Trevor J. Orchard
ISBN : UOM:39015058074579
Genre : Social Science
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As the title indicates, this study compares the `skeletal element size and the live length and weight' of six types of fish (Pacific cod, Walleye pollock, Atka mackerel, Greenling, Rockfish and Irish Lords) in order to reconstruct the original size of specimens. The remains were recovered from five archaeological sites from three islands in the Aleutian archipelago of Alaska. The aims of the study, and thesis, were to determine diet during prehistory and to identify changes in the environment and climate. Much of the study examines the methodological problems and implications of the study.
Category: Social Science