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Author Newsom, Lee A.

Title On land and sea : Native American uses of biological resources in the West Indies / Lee A. Newsom and Elizabeth S. Wing
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 323 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. An Introduction to Native American Uses of Biological Resources in the West Indies; 2. Environmental Setting; 3. Human Colonization of the West Indies; 4. Sources of Plant and Animal Samples and Methods Used to Study Them; 5. Southern Caribbean Region; 6. Lesser Antilles; 7. Greater Antilles and the Virgin Islands; 8. Bahamas Archipelago; 9. Toward a Synthetic Caribbean Paleoethnobiology; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; References Cited; Index
Summary Provides a storehouse of information on the human ecology of the Caribbean and illuminates the processes of colonization of island systems anywhere in the world. During the vast stretches of early geologic time, the islands of the Caribbean archipelago separated from continental land masses, rose and sank many times, merged with and broke from other land masses, and then by the mid-Cenozoic period settled into the current pattern known today. By the time Native Americans arrived, the islands had developed complex, stable ecosystems. The actions these first colonists took on the landscape√Ę??tim
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-301) and index
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Subject Animal remains (Archaeology) -- West Indies.
Human-animal relationships -- West Indies.
Human-plant relationships -- West Indies.
Indians of the West Indies -- Ethnobotany.
Indians of the West Indies -- Ethnozoology.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- West Indies.
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- West Indies.
West Indies -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Wing, Elizabeth S.
LC no. 2003016298
ISBN 0817313141
0817382127 (electronic bk.)
9780817382124 (electronic bk.)