Arnold, Jeanne E.. Bigger boats, crowded creekbanks: environmental stresses in perspective

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Title: Bigger boats, crowded creekbanks: environmental stresses in perspective

Published in: American antiquity -- Vol. 62, no. 2

Published By: American antiquity -- Vol. 62, no. 2 Menasha, Wis., U.S.A.: Society for American Archaeology, 1997. 337-339 p.

By line: Jeanne E. Arnold

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Late Southern California (NS50)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Climate (132); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Arnold responds to the article by Raab and Larson (1997; eHRAF document number 17). She points out that no new archaeological data is presented that supports their contention that drought alone caused all the cultural changes that occurred between A.D. 1150-1300. Arnold argues, rather, that multiple factors such as drought, high population density, high surface sea temperature, “technological innovation, and human agency,” are better able to explain the complex changes that occurred in the Channel Islands region during the Transitional Period.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: ns50-018

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 339)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 1999

Coverage Date: 1200 B.P. - 700 B.P. (800 A.D. - 1300 A.D.)

Coverage Place: coastal southern California, United States

LCSH: California -- Antiquities

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