The Archaeological Record of Human Impacts on Animal Populations

  title={The Archaeological Record of Human Impacts on Animal Populations},
  author={Donald K. Grayson},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  • D. Grayson
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of World Prehistory
Recent archaeological research has fundamentally altered our understanding of the scope of past human impacts on nondomesticated animal populations. Predictions derived from foraging theory concerning the abundance histories of high-return human prey and diet breadth have been met in many parts of the world. People are known to have introduced a broad variety of nondomesticated animals, from sponges to agoutis and rats, to a remarkably broad set of contexts, in turn causing a wide variety of… 

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