Holocene Human Ecology in Northeastern North America / Edition 1

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• Human Behavior and Holocene Ecology.- I. The Context of Human Adaptation.- 1 • The Use of Land Snails from Prehistoric Sites for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction.- 2 • Historical Climates of the Northeastern United States: Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries.- 3 • “Where’s the Salmon?”: A Reevaluation of the Role of Anadromous Fisheries in Aboriginal New England.- 4 • Problems in the Use of Sea-Level Data for Archaeological Reconstructions.- II. People on the Landscape.- 5 • Indian Fires in the Prehistory of New England.- 6 • Territoriality and Horticulture: A Perspective for Prehistoric Southern New England.- 7 • The Effect of Estuary Formation on Prehistoric Settlement in Southern Rhode Island.- III. Long-Term Perspectives.- 8 • Early/Middle Holocene Environments in the Middle Atlantic Region: A Revised Reconstruction.- 9 • The Distribution of Late Quaternary Forest Regions in the Northeast: Pollen Data, Physiography, and the Prehistoric Record.- 10 • Ecological Leveling: The Archaeology and Environmental Dynamics of Early Postglacial Land Use.- Afterword.

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