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The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Late Holocene San Miguel Island
Focusing on the five sites dated to the last 3,000 years, this book examines the archaeology and historical ecology of San Miguel Island, the westernmost and most isolated of California's northern Channel Islands. Topics include coastal adaptation, emergent cultural complexity, historical ecology and human impacts on ancient environments.


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9781931745369 | Published: 2007
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9781931745376 | Published: 2007
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Catalysts to Complexity
When the Spanish colonized the California Coast, it was inhabited by speakers of no fewer than 16 distinct languages and an untold number of small, autonomous Native communities. These societies all survived by foraging, and ethnohistoric records show a wide range of adaptations emphasizing a host of different marine and terrestrial foods.


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9781931745086 | Published: 2003
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Exploring Methods of Faunal Analysis
Contributors to this volume demonstrate how faunal remains can be used to elucidate subsistence, settlement, technological systems, economic exchange, social organization, adaptation to variability in resource distribution and abundance, and the impacts of historic land use.


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9781931745871 | Published: 2012
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Foundations of Chumash Complexity
Highlights research on the foundations of sociopolitical complexity in coastal California. The Chumash are increasingly recognized as complex hunter-gatherers with strong characteristics: leadership, a strong maritime economy based on oceangoing canoes, an integrative ceremonial system, and highly specialized craft production activities.


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9781931745185 | Published: 2005
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9781931745574 | Published: 2005
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