Use of Faunal Resources as Trade Commodities During the Late Period - Evidence from a Stege Mound (CA-CCO-297)
Site CA-CCO-297 (a Stege Mound) is a prehistoric shell mound located on the northeastern margin of the San Francisco Bay. Recent archaeological investigations at CA-CCO-297 suggest that fish, water fowl and sea otters were exploited as commodities for exchange rather than purely subsistence items. Emphasized production of locally available resources for participation in inter-regional exchange systems appears linked to demographic pressures and reduced foraging efficiency. This paper explores the dynamics of economic behaviors and commodification of natural resources in Central California as manifested in the Late Period archaeology of a Stege Mound.
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Use of Faunal Resources as Trade Commodities During the Late Period - Evidence from a Stege Mound (CA-CCO-297). Alex DeGeorgey, Dwight Simons. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396107)
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