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Island of Fogs: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Investigations of Isla Cedros, Baja California

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Located off the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, Isla Cedros—Island of Fogs—is site to some of the most extensive and remarkable archeological discoveries on the continent. Two sites dated to before 12,000 cal BP have been excavated, as well as portions of two large village sites dated to the last one thousand years. Among the artifacts discovered are the earliest fishhooks found on the continent.

Drawing on ten years of his own historical, ethnographic, and archaeological research, Matthew Des Lauriers uses Isla Cedros to form hypotheses regarding the ecological, economic, and social nature of island societies. Des Lauriers uses a comparative framework in order to examine both the development and evolution of social structures among Pacific coast maritime hunter-gatherers as well as to track patterns of change.

Because it examines the issue of whether human populations can intensively harvest natural resources without causing ecological collapse, Island of Fogs provides a relevant historical counterpart to modern discussions of ecological change and alternative models for sustainable development.

 

Synopsis:

A profile of Isla Cedros, Baja California based on ten years of historical, ethnographic, and archaeological research.

About the Author

Matthew R. Des Lauriers is Assistant Professor and Director of the Anthropological Research Institute at California State University, Northridge

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Maps

List of Tables

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. A Place in Space and Time

Chapter 2. Islanders, Fishermen, Pirates, and Corporations

Chapter 3. The First Isleños

Chapter 4. Becoming Cedros

Chapter 5. The World of the Huamalgüeños: Late Holocene Patterns (2,500 rcybp–Contact)

Chapter 6. Insularity and Interaction

Chapter 7. “And So We Went...”

References Cited

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607810070
Author:
Des Lauriers, Matthew R.
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Author:
Matthew R Des Lauriers
Subject:
Baja California (Mexico: Peninsula)
Subject:
Cedros Island (Mexico) - Antiquities
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
123 figures, 13 maps, 26 tables
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
10.00 x 7.00 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mexico
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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