Evaluating Dietary Change: Adaptive Strategies within the Northern Everglades and Surrounding Areas
Author(s): Jennifer Green
Throughout the past several millennia South Florida has been subject to profound environmental changes. As such, by examining paleoenvironmental change on seasonal and climatic scales, we can further understand this unique environment and infer how it has shaped human and animal histories of the past. This work will be carried out by employing broad spectrum ecological theories which shall provide the necessary framework to understand past resource scheduling, seasonal mobility patterns, and fluidity of resource utilization by the paleo-inhabitants of the region. Inferences based on several sites across South Florida will illustrate the paleo-resiliency of the regional inhabitants to adapt to variable environmental change including fluctuations in water levels and vegetative communities. A broad regional framework analyzing zooarchaeological materials from sites within the Northern Everglades and surrounding areas will contribute to the knowledge-base of the area from the Late Archaic Period to the present. Accordingly, this research has implications for conservation biologists in understanding prehistoric human exploitation of white-tailed deer in Southwest Florida prior to significant anthropogenic changes over the past several hundred years.
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Evaluating Dietary Change: Adaptive Strategies within the Northern Everglades and Surrounding Areas. Jennifer Green. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444925)
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