Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast

  • Jon M. Erlandson

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-336

About this book


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.


California Coast coastal environment geoarchaeology holocene hunter-gatherer hunter-gatherer ecology paleography

Authors and affiliations

  • Jon M. Erlandson
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  1. 1.University of OregonEugeneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3231-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5042-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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