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Prehistoric Native Americans and Ecological Change Human Ecosystems in Eastern North America since the Pleistocene

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ISBN-10: 0521662702

ISBN-13: 9780521662703

Edition: 2004

Authors: Paul A. Delcourt, Hazel R. Delcourt

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This book shows that Holocene human ecosystems are complex adaptive systems in which humans interacted with their environment in a nested series of spatial and temporal scales. Using panarchy theory, it integrates paleoecological and archaeological research from the Eastern Woodlands of North America providing a new paradigm to help resolve long-standing disagreements between ecologists and archaeologists about the importance of prehistoric Native Americans as agents for ecological change. The authors present the concept of a panarchy of complex adaptive cycles as applied to the development of increasingly complex human ecosystems through time. They explore examples of ecological…    
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Book details

List price: $122.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Paul A. Delcourt is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Hazel R. Delcourt is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Acknowledgements
Panarchy as an Integrative Paradigm: Overview
The need for a new synthesis
Panarchy theory and Quaternary ecosystems
Holocene human ecosystems
Ecological Feedbacks and Processes: Overview
Gene-level interactions
Population-level interactions
Community-level interactions
Landscape-level interactions
Regional-level interactions
Application and Synthesis: Overview
The ecological legacy of prehistoric Native Americans
References
Index