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Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado


Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands explores human history in the Galápagos Islands, which is today one of the world’s premier nature attractions. From its early beginnings, the Galápagos National Park connected a dual vision of biological conservation with responsible tourism. However, despite its popular perception as a pristine nature park, the archipelago has experienced protracted interactions with humans at least since its accidental discovery in 1535. This book contextualizes six years of interdisciplinary archaeological and historical research on San Cristóbal, ... More

Keywords: Historical Ecology, Galápagos Islands, Habitats, Novel Ecosystems, Sugar plantation, Human encounters, Biological Conservation, Ecotourism, Globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066271
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter W. Stahl, author
University of Victoria

Fernando J. Astudillo, author
Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Ross W. Jamieson, author
Simon Fraser University