Island historical ecology

Socionatural landscapes of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

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In the first book-length treatise on historical ecology of the West Indies, Island Historical Ecology addresses Caribbean island ecologies from the perspective of social and cultural interventions over approximately eight millennia of human occupations. Environmental coring carried out in carefully selected wetlands allowed for the reconstruction of pre-colonial and colonial landscapes on islands between Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Comparisons with well-documented patterns in the Mediterranean and Pacific islands place this case study into a larger context of island historical ecology.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages427
ISBN (Electronic)9781785337642
ISBN (Print)9781785337635
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Berghahn Books, 2018. 427 p.

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