ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY AND ETHNOBIOLOGY

can humans be used as "indicator taxa"?

Environmental Determinism: the history of mankind is determined by climatic change (Huntington, 1917). Prominant geographical theory of early 20th century

Environmental Determinism has been replaced by Environmental Archeology: the history of the interaction of humans and nature.

HUMAN RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

  1. MOVE

  2. ADAPT
  3. PERISH

COLORADO PLATEAU LATE-HOLOCENE POPULATION CHRONOLOGY

Effects of Human Activities on the Environment


SOURCES OF ARCHAEOBOTANICAL INFORMATION


History of cultigens Utilization of indigenous plants,
initial domestication (Minnis, 1985; Pope et al., 2001; Willis, 1988, 1990).
CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARCHAEOBOTANY

Archeology Readings

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