The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries by Madonna L. Moss, Aubrey Cannon

By Madonna L. Moss, Aubrey Cannon

For hundreds of thousands of years, fisheries have been an important to the sustenance of the 1st Peoples of the Pacific Coast. but human impression has left us with a woefully incomplete realizing in their histories ahead of the commercial period. masking Alaska, British Columbia, and Puget Sound, The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries illustrates how the archaeological checklist finds new information regarding historical methods of lifestyles and the histories of key species. person chapters disguise salmon, in addition to a few lesser-known species plentiful in archaeological websites, together with pacific cod, herring, rockfish, eulachon, and hake. In flip, this ecological historical past informs feedback for sustainable fishing in today’s speedily altering environment.

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More recently, Coupland and colleagues (Coupland, Colten, and Conlogue 2002) and Trost (2005) utilized the radiographic technique to examine the composition of salmon assemblages from sites in the Prince Rupert Harbour area and in the Gulf of Georgia, respectively. Most recently, Clark (2007) employed radiographic analysis of salmon vertebrae from sites in the Gulf Islands of the southern Gulf of Georgia to explore the rise of reef netting in that area. These applications of Cannon’s (1988) radiographic technique highlight the potential utility of this approach, and the relative ease with which it can be applied.

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