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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381785254566 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Holocene Human Ecology in Northeastern North America, Edited by George P. Nicholas. DESCRIPTION: Hardback: 319 pages. Publisher: Plenum Press; (1988). [List Price $119.00] For over 10,000 years, human populations have occupied the dynamic, ecologically diverse landscapes of northeastern North America. Throughout the course of the Holocene Period, prehistoric and historic communities have each exhibited a wide array of behavioral, social, and technological adaptations in response to a diversity of environmental and social settings. The greater part of this period was dominated by various gathering-hunting-fishing strategies, and it was apparently only in the past 1,000 years that horticulture had a significant impact on prehistoric economy. By the sixteenth century, aboriginal lifeways were being regularly impacted by the early Basque fisheries. Increasing contact with European colonists led initially to changes in land use in response to the fur trade, but quickly resulted in the decimation of local native populations by a series of plagues, wars, and other adverse circumstances. The historic settlement of the region was until recently agriculturally based, with broader patterns of land use focused on coastal resources, the waterways of the interior, and the timber industries. By the mid-nineteenth century, segments of the landscape were being rapidly industrialized. The Holocene Period in the Northeast is thus a period of significant social transformation, favorable and unfavorable historical circumstances, and environmental variability. CONDITION: New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Papers originated in a symposium, "Modeling Cultural Responses to Environmental Change", presented at the Northeastern Anthropological Association meetings, held at Princeton University, 1982. Includes bibliographies and index. Contents (Chapter Headings) include, Introduction: Human Behavior and Holocene Ecology. Chapter 1: The Use of Land snails from Prehistoric Sites for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction. Chapter 2: Historical Climates of the Northeastern United States Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Chapter 3: “Where’s the Salmon?” – A Re-Evaluation of the Role of Anadromous Fisheries in Aboriginal New England. Chapter 4: Problems in the Use of Sea-Level Data for Archaeological Reconstructions. Chapter 5: Indian Fires in the Pre-History of New England. Chapter 6: Territoriality and Horticulture – A Perspective for Prehistoric Southern New England. Chapter 7: The Effect of Estuary Formation on Pre-Historic Settlement in Southern Rhode Island. Chapter 8: Early/Middle Holocene Environments in the Middle Atlantic Region – A Revised Reconstruction. Chapter 9: The Distribution of Late Quaternary Forest Regions in the NorthEast – Pollen Data, Physiography, and the Prehistoric Record. Chapter 10: Ecological Leveling – The Archaeological and Environmental Dynamics of Early Post-Glacial Land Use. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: “Holocene Human Ecology” provides undergraduates with a much-needed coherent scientific account of the great transformation of nature that had taken place during the Holocene, the last 10,000 years in the history of Northeast America, and the period in which we are all now living. This period has included major shifts in climate and human culture, and in the natural environment at every level. Taking full account of the most recent advances, this text includes substantial material on scientific progress in the understanding of climate change and abrupt climatic events, of disturbance effects on the landscape, and supporting case study material. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I am by no means an expert on climatology or paleo-ecology. An actuary by trade, I enjoy reading books about evolution and prehistory. When I saw this book, I figured it would be good for a type of background reading to help me more fully understand what went on during the Holocene and how it affected humans. While it did not really make that connection, I did find it pretty interesting. It is fascinating that the experts can determine so much information about the local environment over, say, a meter long core sample from the bottom of a lake. It was not overly technical, and it sums up nicely the major developments of the last 11,000 years in Northeast America and also discusses why viewing nature as a static entity is not the proper way for conservationists to look at it. All and all a good read for those interested in weather and the transformation of the earth. REVIEW: Most advances in human understanding currently come from a conjunction of specialists: archaeology uses nuclear physics. This textbook is built on clear accounts of the joints between ecology and palaeontology, human anthropology and global climate change - and much more. But it is more than that. It is lucid, offers logical cause and effect, yet is clear about contradiction. Anyone interested in the era will enjoy the contributions from many disciplines integrated in an enthusiastic whole. If you are interested, go for it. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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