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    DescriptionArchaeological data now show that relatively intense human adaptations to coastal environments developed much earlier than once believed - more than 125,000 years ago. With our oceans and marine fisheries currently in a state of crisis, coastal archaeological sites contain a wealth of data that can shed light on the history of human exploitation of marine ecosystems. In eleven case studies from the Americas, Pacific Islands, North Sea, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa, leading researchers working in coastal areas around the world cover diverse marine ecosystems, reaching into deep history to discover how humans interacted with and impacted these aquatic environments and shedding new light on our understanding of contemporary environmental problems.


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    Title
    Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems
    Subtitle
    A Global Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Torben C. Rick, Edited by Jon M. Erlandson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520253438
    ISBN 10: 0520253434
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    BIC subject category V2: RNT
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI039000, HIS052000
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    DC22: 930.1028/04, 930.102804
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    LC classification: GN784 .H86 2008
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    Thema V1.0: RNT
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    6 b/w photographs, 39 line illustrations, 16 maps, 33 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    29 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Torben C. Rick is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University and the author of The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Late Holocene San Miguel Island. Jon M. Erlandson is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. He is coeditor of Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology and author of several books.
    Review quote
    "This groundbreaking, 'must read' book will serve as the prelude for understanding how the world's modern marine ecosystems have been so severely impacted by humans." Choice 20081001 "Rich in data and containing plentiful... paleoecological research useful to those studying terrestrial as well as marine ecosystems." -- Philip J. Piper Antiquity 20090601 "What impresses you is the broad, holistic arguments for collaborative research and the relevance of archaeology." Journal Of Ethnobiology 20090701 "No one who wishes to participate in this debate ... can do without the detailed case studies and conclusions presented." Marine Ecology 20090917