Ancient farming and farmsteads: sources, problems, and debates
The archaeology of farmsteads and their agricultural role
The connected countryside: agricultural networks in the northeastern Peloponnese
Farming and the ancient agricultural economy
The ancient Greek farmstead.
Despite the difficult nature of scholarship surrounding farmsteads, this site type is repeatedly used to describe small sites in the countryside which have varying evidence of domestic, storage, and agricultural activity. The aim of this book is to engage with the archaeological and textual data for farmsteads dating to the Classical-Hellenistic period of mainland Greece, with the purpose of understanding how these sites fulfilled agricultural roles as centres for occupation, storage, and processing for those working the land.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps Digital: data file.
The archaeology of North Pacific fisheries : an introduction / Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon
Identification of salmon species from archaeological remains on the Northwest Coast / Trevor J. Orchard and Paul Szpak
Little Ice Age climate : Gadus macrocephalus otoliths as a measure of local variability / Catherine R. West, Stephen Wischniowski, and Christopher Johnston
Pacific cod and salmon structural bone density : implications for interpreting butchering patterns in North Pacific archaeofaunas / Ross E. Smith [and others]
Site-specific salmon fisheries on the central coast of British Columbia / Aubrey Cannon, Dongya Yang, and Camilla Speller
Heiltsuk stone fish traps on the central coast of British Columbia / Elroy White
Riverine salmon harvesting and processing technology in northern British Columbia / Paul Prince
Late Holocene fisheries in Gwaii Haanas : species composition, trends in abundance, and environmental or cultural explanations / Trevor J. Orchard
Locational optimization and faunal remains in northern Barkley Sound, western Vancouver Island, British Columbia / Gregory G. Monks
Pacific cod in southeast Alaska : the "cousin" of the fish that changed the world / Madonna L. Moss
Zooarchaeology of the "fish that stops" : using archaeofaunas to construct long-term time series of Atlantic and Pacific cod populations / Matthew W. Betts, Herbert D.G. Maschner, and Donald S. Clark
Processing the patterns : elusive archaeofaunal signatures of cod storage on the North Pacific Coast / Megan A. Partlow and Robert E. Kopperl
Cod and salmon : a tale of two assemblages from Coffman Cove, Alaska / Madonna L. Moss
Fish traps and shell middens at Comox Harbour, British Columbia / Megan Caldwell
An archaeological history of Holocene fish use in the Dundas Island group, British Columbia / Natalie Brewster and Andrew Martindale
Patterns of fish usage at a late prehistoric northern Puget Sound shell midden / Teresa Trost [and others]
Herring bones in southeast Alaska archaeological sites : the record of Tlingit use of yaaw (Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii) / Madonna L. Moss, Virginia L. Butler; and J. Tait Elder
Conclusion : the archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries / Aubrey Cannon and Madonna L. Moss.
For thousands of years, fisheries were crucial to the sustenance of the First People of the Pacific Coast. Yet the effects of human settlement have left us with a woefully incomplete understanding of their histories prior to the industrial era. Covering Alaska, British Columbia, and Puget Sound, "The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries" illustrates how the archaeological record reveals new information about ancient ways of life and the histories of key species. Individual chapters cover salmon and a number of lesser-known species abundant in archaeological sites, including pacific cod, herring, rockfish, eulachon, and hake. In turn, this ecological history informs suggestions for sustainable fishing in today's rapidly changing environment. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits Digital: data file.
The buffalo jump
A year in the life
The killing field
The great kill
Cooking up the spoils
The end of the buffalo hunt
The past becomes the present
Epilogue: just a simple stone.
At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below. Author Jack Brink, who devoted 25 years of his career to "The Jump, " has chronicled the cunning, danger, and triumph in the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported. He also recounts the excavation of the site and the development of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, which has hosted 2 million visitors since it opened in 1987. Brink's masterful blend of scholarship and public appeal is rare in any discipline, but especially in North American pre-contact archaeology. Brink attests, "I love the story that lies behind the jump-the events and planning that went into making the whole event work. I continue to learn more about the complex interaction between people, bison and the environment, and I continue to be impressed with how the ancient hunters pulled off these astonishing kills.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)