Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters

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For more than ten thousand 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 on the interactions between people and these marine mammals has made great advances recently and provides a unique lens for understanding the human and ecological past. Archaeological research is also emerging as a crucial source of information on contemporary environmental issues as we improve our understanding of the ancient abundance, ecology, and natural history of these species. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume brings together archaeologists, biologists, and other scientists to consider how archaeology can inform the conservation and management of pinnipeds and other marine mammals along the Pacific Coast.Pie diagrams show the relative abundance of NFS remains (shaded) versus other pinniped remains based on the number of identifiable specimens. Mean Ia 13C/Ia 15N values (SD) for adult female NFS and (HS) are reported beneath each labeled group of NFS or HS; the asterisk ... However, the largest sample, Moss Landing Hill Primary Midden, is dominated by YOY with modal ages of 2 to 4 months.


Title:Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters
Author: Todd J. Braje, Torben C. Rick
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-03-23
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