Ancient Shoreline Management on the Central California Coast
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.
While extensive archaeological investigation regarding indigenous landscape management practices has been conducted in this region, little work has been done regarding shoreline management practices affecting intertidal and wetland regions, such as kelp harvesting and the exploitation and possible management of shellfish populations. This talk will focus on the analysis of invertebrate remains from several sites along the Santa Cruz coast and how this data can broaden our understanding of ancient coastal California, revitalize dormant traditional ecological knowledge lost during colonization, and influence policy based on traditional management practices.
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Ancient Shoreline Management on the Central California Coast. Michael Grone, Roberta Jewett, Rob Cuthrell, Gabriel Sanchez, Kent Lightfoot. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452429)
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Abstract Id(s): 23964