Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast

Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast

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Based on detailed excavation data, the author reconstructs the paleography of the Santa Barbara coast ca. 8500 years ago, makes comparisons to other early California sites, and applies his findings to current theories of hunter-gatherers and coastal environments. With an emphasis on paleographic reconstructions, site formation processes, chronological studies, and integrated faunal analyses, the work will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working in shell middens, hunter-gatherer ecology, geoarchaeology, and coatal or aquatic adaptations.All my samples were analyzed by Murry Tamers and Jerry Stipp of Beta Analytic, Inc. Except for very small samples, ... Dates obtained using AMS include a correction for isotopic fractionation caused by natural processes and laboratory techniques. ... the lag time required for 14C created in the eartha#39;s atmosphere to reach the ocean basins (the global reservoir effect), ... and temporal variation in the 14C content of the atmosphere (Stuiver, Pearson, and Braziunas 1986; Taylor 1987).

Title:Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast
Author: Jon Erlandson
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1994-03-31

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