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Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States  

Elizabeth J. Reitz

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Data from three early European-sponsored colonies in North America indicate that changes in animal use occurred quickly. Over half of the meat from vertebrate sources in a Spanish ... More

The DNA Evidence for the Human Colonization and Spread Across the Americas: Implications for the Peopling of the Caribbean  

Juan Martínez-Cruzado

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article notes that the field of population genetics can contribute to efforts to learn about the pre-Columbian migrations to the Caribbean that gave rise to the different societies, ... More

Fauna and the emergence of intensive agricultural economies in the United States Southwest  

Rebecca M. Dean

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Hohokam of Arizona, USA, created one of the most intensive agricultural systems in North America. Their hunting economy intensified along with the agricultural system, but ... More

Paleomobility Research in Caribbean Contexts: New Perspectives from Isotope Analysis  

Jason E. Laffoon

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article discusses the applications of isotope analyses to insular Caribbean contexts, with a special emphasis on the uses of strontium and oxygen isotope analyses to investigate the ... More

Stable Isotope Analysis of Paleodiet in the Caribbean  

William J. Pestle

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article presents an overview of the history of Caribbean archaeological carbon and nitrogen stable isotope studies, a history that is paradoxically notable both for the precociousness ... More

Tracking the trade in animal pelts in early historic eastern North America  

Heather A. Lapham

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter highlights zooarchaeology’s contribution to our understanding of the trade in animal pelts (furs, skins, and hides) that flourished between Native Americans and Europeans in ... More

13,000 years of communal bison hunting in western North America  

John D. Speth

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
For the past 13,000 years Indians in the North American Great Plains hunted bison (Bison bison and B. antiquus) in large communally organized drive operations. This chapter briefly ... More

Zooarchaeology of the pre-Contact Northwest coast of North America  

Gregory G. Monks

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Northwest Coast of North America (NWC) is a culture area that extends from the Klamath River in northern California to Yakutat Bay in southeastern Alaska. The area’s topography varies ... More

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