Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems : A Global Perspective

Description

Archaeological data now show that relatively intense human adaptations to coastal environments developed much earlier than once believed - more than 125,000 years ago. With our oceans and marine fisheries currently in a state of crisis, coastal archaeological sites contain a wealth of data that can shed light on the history of human exploitation of marine ecosystems. In eleven case studies from the Americas, Pacific Islands, North Sea, Caribbean, Europe, and Africa, leading researchers working in coastal areas around the world cover diverse marine ecosystems, reaching into deep history to discover how humans interacted with and impacted these aquatic environments and shedding new light on our understanding of contemporary environmental problems.

Details

Author(s)
Torben C. Rick, Jon M. Erlandson
Format
Hardback | 336 pages
Dimensions
178 x 254 x 27mm | 907g
Publication date
23 May 2008
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
6 b-w photographs, 39 line illustrations, 16 maps, 33 tables
ISBN10
0520253434
ISBN13
9780520253438
Bestsellers rank
1,664,620