TITLE

Prehistoric Native Americans and Ecological Change

AUTHOR(S)
Moore, Peter D.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Biologist;May2005, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "Prehistoric Native Americans and Ecological Change," by Paul Delcourt and Hazel Delcourt. Major cultural advances in human society occurred as a result of the domestication of plants around 4,500 years ago, and an intensification of agricultural activity about 1,000 years ago. The result was an increased pressure on the environment, including overexploitation of the forests, and this left its mark throughout the land. Putting together the evidence of pollen analysis, fire history, archaeology, anthropology, geomorphology, soil science, and oral tradition, the authors come to the conclusion that there is no untouched wilderness left on the continent.
ACCESSION #
17092754

 

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