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作者 Rick, Torben C., author
書名 Deception island : archaeology of 'Anyapax, Anacapa Island, California / Torben C. Rick and Leslie A. Reeder-Myers ; contributions by Kenneth W. Gobalet, John M. Hash, Nicholas P. Jew, Thomas A. Wake, and Christopher B. Wolff
出版項 Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2018
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  GN1 .S54 no.52    在架上    30520020873650
說明 viii, 87 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Smithsonian contributions to anthropology, 0081-0223 ; number 52
Smithsonian contributions to anthropology ; no. 52
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81) and index
"Archaeologists have long been interested in understanding the antiquity and evolution of human occupation of the world's islands, but relatively limited attention has been given to small islands. With evidence for human occupation at least 13,000 years ago, California's eight Channel Islands have a long record of coastal settlement and land use, but key questions remain about the smallest islands of Anacapa and Santa Barbara, each less than 3 km2. This volume focuses on the archaeology of Anacapa Island by synthesizing data from excavation, survey, and radiocarbon dating on the island, particularly its eastern segment, during the past 15 years. Anacapa was occupied for at least 5,500 years through the Historic Period, and possibly since the terminal Pleistocene or early Holocene. People resided on the island during all seasons of the year, with several sites indicating occupation during the early part of the late Holocene ([circa] 3,700 and 2,500 years ago). During this period on Anacapa, people were making bone fishhooks and expedient tools from locally obtained chert. Mammal, fish, and bird bones suggest intensive maritime harvest of a variety of animals, especially harbor seals, albatross, and California sheephead. Island fox bones document the only occurrence of this endemic species outside of the six largest islands. Numerous deer bones indicate trade/interaction with the mainland. Surprisingly, only a handful of gull bones were recovered despite the fact that scores of gulls breed on Anacapa today, suggesting shifts in the island's ecosystems during historical and modern times."--Provided by publisher
Smithsonian Institution Compilation copyright 2018
主題 Anacapa Island (Calif.) -- Antiquities
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- California -- Anacapa Island
Indians of North America -- California -- Anacapa Island -- Antiquities
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California -- Anacapa Island
Alt Author Reeder-Myers, Leslie A., author
Gobalet, Kenneth Walter, contributor
Hash, John M., contributor
Jew, Nicholas P., contributor
Wake, Thomas A., contributor
Wolff, Christopher B. (Anthropologist), contributor
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, issuing body
Alt Title Archaeology of 'Anyapax, Anacapa Island, California
Govt. Doc# SI 1.33:52
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