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

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

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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 archaeological 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 artefacts 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.

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

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