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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-Eastern Australia: Perspectives of Early Colonists

By Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, Philip Clarke

2018 | Csiro Publishing
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Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been ...

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Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws: Yerí7 re Stsq'ey's-kucw

By Marianne Ignace, Ronald E. Ignace

2017 | Mc Gill-Queen's University Press
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Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws is a journey through the 10,000-year history of the Interior Plateau nation in British Columbia. Told through the lens of past and present Indigenous storytellers, this volume detail how a homeland has shaped Se ...
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The Winged: An Upper Missouri River Ethno-ornithology

By Kaitlyn Chandler, Wendi Field Murray, María Nieves Zedeño, Samrat Clements, Robert James

2017 | University of Arizona Press
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The Missouri River Basin is home to thousands of bird species that migrate across the Great Plains of North America each year, marking the seasonal cycle and filling the air with their song. In time immemorial, Native inhabitants of this vast r ...
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Huaorani Transformations in Twenty-First-Century Ecuador: Treks into the Future of Time

By Laura Rival

2016 | University of Arizona Press
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Rival's intimate knowledge of Huaorani culture spans twenty-five years. Here in a collection of broad-ranging essays, she offers a fascinating and provocative study. The first section, "Among Forest Beings," shows that the Huaorani have long ad ...
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Smitten by Giraffe

By Anne Innis Dagg

2016 | McGill-Queen's University Press
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When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe at the age of three, she was smitten. She knew she had to learn more about this marvelous animal. Twenty years later, now a trained zoologist, she set off alone to Africa to study the behaviour of giraffe i ...

Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion Gordion Special Studies 8

By John M. Marston

2017 | University of Pennsylvania Press
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This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller's 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes the publication of botanical samples ...

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Xingu: História dos Produtos da Floresta

Edited By André Villas-Bôas, Natalia Ribas Guerrero, Rodrigo Gravina Prates Junqueira, Agosto Postigo

2017 | Instituto Socioambiental
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Esta publicação pretende compartilhar com o leitor experiências e iniciativas inovadores de povos indígenas, comunidades beiradeiras e extratavistas que moram e vivem dos rios e das florestas do Xingu, desenvolvidas em parceria com o Programa Xingu d ...
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Tangatatau Rockshelter: the Evolution of an Eastern Polynesian Socio-Ecosystem

Edited By Patrick Vinton Kirch

2017 | Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
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Tangatatau Rockshelter on Mangaia Island (Southern Cook Islands), excavated by a multi-disciplinary team in 1989-1991, produced one of the richest stratigraphic sequences of artifacts, faunal assemblages, and archaeobotanical materials in Easte ...
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The Maya Forest Garden Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands

By Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh

2016 | Routledge
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The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine s ...
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Collecting Food, Cultivating People Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

By Kathryn M. de Luna

2016 | Yale University Press
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A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa

Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological e ...
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