The demography of prehistoric fishing/hunting people: A case study of the upper Columbia area

Nathan B. Goodale, Ian Kuijt, Anna M. Prentiss

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    Abstract

    The calibrated radiocarbon evidence reveals a bimodal distribution indicating aggregated and dispersed occupations in the Upper Columbia region of North America. Through examining changes in settlement and subsistence in conjunction with dating sequences, we propose a model of population dynamics and their changing amplitude through time. The correlated lines of evidence suggest that population levels show a relationship to changing economic systems as well as social structures. In this paper we map these changes from forager to collector type economic systems as well as generalized to more complex forms of hunter-gatherer socio-systems

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Palaeodemography
    Subtitle of host publicationData, Techniques, Patterns
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    Pages179-207
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Print)9781402064234
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008

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