Prehistoric seal carcass exploitation at the Shag Mouth site , New Zealand

@inproceedings{NagaokaPrehistoricSC,
  title={Prehistoric seal carcass exploitation at the Shag Mouth site , New Zealand},
  author={Lisa Nagaoka}
}
Seal populations in New Zealand declined dramatically during the prehistoric period. The loss of this important resource significantly affected the foraging practices at the Shag River Mouth site. Previous research documented substantial changes to the diet with the decline of seals and the corresponding decline in foraging efficiency. In this study, I examine how New Zealand foragers altered their use of seal carcasses as the availability of these marine mammals declined. Otariid seal data… CONTINUE READING