The Archaeology of Aquatic Adaptations: Paradigms for a New Millennium

  title={The Archaeology of Aquatic Adaptations: Paradigms for a New Millennium},
  author={Jon M. Erlandson},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • J. Erlandson
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Biology
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
Although aquatic resources are often seen as central to the development of post-Pleistocene cultural complexity, most models of human evolution have all but ignored the role of aquatic or maritime adaptations during the earlier stages of human history. When did aquatic resources, maritime adaptations, and seafaring first play a significant role in human evolution? I explore this fundamental question by (1) reviewing various theories on the subject; (2) discussing a variety of problems that… Expand

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