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Human Impacts on the Nearshore Environment: An Archaeological Case Study from Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Islands.

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Title: Human Impacts on the Nearshore Environment: An Archaeological Case Study from Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Islands.
Authors: Morrison, Alex E.
Hunt, Terry L.
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2007
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Morrison AE, Hunt TL. Human Impacts on the Nearshore Environment: An Archaeological Case Study from Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Islands. Pac Sci 61(3): 325-346.
Series/Report no.: vol. 61, no. 3
Abstract: Archaeology provides a long-term framework to document prehistoric resource use and habitat modification. Excavation at Nu‘alolo Kai, Kaua‘i, yielded a large, well-preserved shellfish assemblage. Analysis determined the susceptibility of mollusk communities to human foraging pressures in the past. Some coral reef and intertidal species, such as Turbo sandwicensis and Strombus maculatus, declined in abundance as a result of heavy exploitation. In contrast, shoreline mollusk communities remained fairly stable through time. Archaeological research provides baselines for modern conservation efforts and fisheries management.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 22 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22618
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 61, Number 3, 2007



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