Archaeobotanical Data from Middle to Late Holocene Sites on the Central California Coast: Implications for Resource Use and Prescribed Burning
Author(s): Rob Cuthrell
This is an abstract from the "Current Insights into Pyrodiversity and Seascape Management on the Central California Coast" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Our research team’s ongoing work on the Central Coast of California explores spatial and temporal changes in the use of natural resources by Native peoples and considers how archaeobiological data can be used to understand the history of traditional resource stewardship practices such as prescribed burning. This paper presents results of macrobotanical, wood charcoal, and/or phytolith analysis from nine sites ranging in age from ca. 4800 BCE – 1700 CE in coastal areas west of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the Central Coast of California. Archaeobotanical data from these sites clarify activities carried out on site and, in some cases, provide information about changes in ecology and fire regimes.
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Archaeobotanical Data from Middle to Late Holocene Sites on the Central California Coast: Implications for Resource Use and Prescribed Burning. Rob Cuthrell. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452423)
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Abstract Id(s): 26042