Human Impacts on the Nearshore Environment : An Archaeological Case Study from Kaua ‘ i , Hawaiian Islands 1

@inproceedings{Morrison2007HumanIO,
  title={Human Impacts on the Nearshore Environment : An Archaeological Case Study from Kaua ‘ i , Hawaiian Islands 1},
  author={Alex Morrison and Terry L. Hunt},
  year={2007}
}
Archaeology provides a long-term framework to document prehistoric resource use and habitat modification. Excavation at Nu‘alolo Kai, Kaua‘i, yielded a large, well-preserved shellfish assemblage. Analysis determined the susceptibility of mollusk communities to human foraging pressures in the past. Some coral reef and intertidal species, such as Turbo sandwicensis and Strombus maculatus, declined in abundance as a result of heavy exploitation. In contrast, shoreline mollusk communities remained… CONTINUE READING

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