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The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey: The Economic and Social Dynamics of Mass Hunting

Edited By Kristen Carlson, Leland C. Bement

2018 | University Press of Colorado
Copy Available: Yes

The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey explores the social and functional aspects of large-scale hunting adaptations in the archaeological record. Mass-kill hunting strategies are ubiquitous in human prehistory and exhibit cu ...

 
 
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Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World

Edited By Cynthia Fowler, James Welch

2018 | University of Utah Press
Copy Available: Yes

Available summer 2018.

Fire is a daunting human ecological challenge and a major subject in science and policy debates about global trends in land conversion, climate change, and human health. Persistent environmental orth ...

 
 
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Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements: decolonial perspectives

Edited By Devon Peña, Luz Calvo, Pancho McFarland, Gabriel Valle

2018 | University of Arkansas Press
Copy Available: Yes

This collection of new essays offers groundbreaking perspectives on the ways that food and foodways serve as an element of decolonization in Mexican-origin communities.

The writers here take us from multigenerational acequia farmers ...

 
 
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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
Copy Available: Yes

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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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
Copy Available: Yes

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 ...
 
 
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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
Copy Available: Yes

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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The Maya Forest Garden Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands

By Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh

2016 | Routledge
Copy Available: Yes

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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Food and Environment in Early and Medieval China

By Eugene N. Anderson

2014 | University of Pennsylvania Press
Copy Available: Yes

Chinese food is one of the most recognizable and widely consumed cuisines in the world. Almost no town on earth is without a Chinese restaurant of some kind, and Chinese canned, frozen, and preserved foods are available in shops from Nairobi to Qu ...

 
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