Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 30 May 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Although the archaeological record of the north Pacific shows many macroregional trends as a product of broad degrees of interaction and the common ethnogenesis of these peoples, there is considerable spatial heterogeneity, primarily because of substantial variations in marine productivity and the effects of climate on marine resources. This marine productivity led to some of the highest forager population densities ever recorded by anthropologists, and many will be surprised to find that the archaeological record of the region shows a level of hunter-gatherer complexity that rivals the Northwest Coast. This article outlines an ancient history of the north Pacific in the context of changing climate regimes, changing sociopolitical dynamics, and regional interactions.

Keywords: north Pacific, ancient history, changing climate, sociopolitical dynamics, regional interactions, archaeological record

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.