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An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Kristina M. Gill, Mikael Fauvelle, and Jon M. Erlandson


An Archaeology of Abundance focuses on the archaeology and historical ecology of a series of islands located off the Pacific Coast of Alta and Baja California, from the Channel Islands to Cedros Island. Compared to the adjacent mainland, these islands have long been considered marginal habitats for ancient hunter-gatherers, beginning with accounts of early Spanish explorers and by later naturalists, scientists, and government agents, as well as the anthropologists and archaeologists who followed. This perception of marginality has greatly influenced our interpretation of a variety of archaeolo ... More

Keywords: California, Channel Islands, marginal habitat, Historical ecology, ancient hunter-gatherers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056166
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristina M. Gill, editor
University of Oregon

Mikael Fauvelle, editor
University of California

Jon M. Erlandson, editor
University of Oregon

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1 Responding to Stress or Coping with Abundance?

Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, and Mikael Fauvelle

2 Historical Degradation and Ecological Recovery

Todd J. Braje, Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, Torben C. Rick, Linda Bentz, and Paul Collins

4 Where Carbohydrates Were Key

Kristina M. Gill, Jon M. Erlandson, Ken Niessen, Kristin M. Hoppa, and Dustin Merrick

5 The Potential Use of Seaweeds and Marine Plants by Native Peoples of Alta and Baja California

Amira F. Ainis, Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, Michael H. Graham, and René L. Vellanoweth

6 Mineral Resources on the Islands of Alta and Baja California

Jon M. Erlandson, Kristina M. Gill, Jennifer E. Perry, René L. Vellanoweth, and Andrew Yatsko

9 Why Translocate?

Torben C. Rick, Courtney A. Hofman, and Leslie A. Reeder-Myers

10 Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Marginality

Scott M. Fitzpatrick and Jon M. Erlandson

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