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A Study on Trade and Behavior through the Analysis of Exotic Lithic Debitage and Artifacts at the Tule Creek Site (CA-SNI-25), San Nicolas Island, California. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only David Sosa. Nicolas Jew. Renè Vellanoweth.

This study examines lithic debitage and artifacts on exotic raw materials from the Tule Creek Village (CA-SNI-25), a late Holocene site (3500 cal BP to the Mission Era) and one of the last occupied villages (500 BC – 1700 AD) on San Nicolas Island. In contrast to the shell bead trade off the island, little is known about what materials were brought to the island. Excavations yielded over 100 lithic artifacts from two significant components at CA-SNI-25 with the majority consisting of imported...

Tracking Translocations: Interdisciplinary approaches to animal translocations on the California Channel Islands (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Courtney Hofman. Torben Rick. Jesus Maldonado.

One of the greatest human impacts on the environment has been the intentional and unintentional introduction of plants and animals around the world. Islands are particularly susceptible to ecological change following introductions, but distinguishing between natural and cultural introductions of wild taxa is often challenging. Here we present our interdisciplinary approach to investigating the origins of California Channel Island terrestrial mammals that can serve as a framework for helping...

When to Hunt a Sea Lion, When to Hunt a Manatee: The Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Mammal Hunting in Insular Settings (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian Whitaker. Christina Giovas.

A notable feature of hunter-gatherer adaptations in mainland coastal settings throughout the world, is the ubiquity of marine mammal hunting. This pattern is less commonly seen in insular settings, which is surprising since marine mammals are often the only large mammal available. We develop a model based in evolutionary ecology that predicts ecological, social, and technological conditions that shape the choice to hunt marine mammals. We then evaluate this model in light of data from the island...