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Before the wilderness

environmental management by native Californians

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This edition published in by Ballena Press in Menlo Park, CA.

Written in English

476 pages

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Table of Contents

Some explanations for the rise of cultural complexity in native California with comments on proto-agriculture and agriculture / by Lowell J. Bean and Harry W. Lawton
Patterns of Indian burning in California / by Henry T. Lewis
Vegetation burning by the Chumash / by Jan Timbrook, John R. Johnson, and David D. Earle
Native Californians as ancient and contemporary cultivators / by Kat Anderson
"The basket is in the roots, that's where it begins" / by David W. Peri and Scott M. Patterson
Contemporary California indian basketweavers and the environment / by Bev Ortiz
Managing oaks and the acorn crop / by Helen McCarthy
Quality food / by Glenn Farris
Bow staves harvested from Juniper trees by indians of Nevada / Philip J. Wilke
Fuel use and resource management / by Chester King
Ritual management of Salmonid fish resources in California / by Sean L. Swezey and Robert F. Heizer
Agriculture among the Paiute of Owens Valley
Kumeyaay plant husbandry / by Florence Shipek.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-464) and index.

BPAP -- no. 40., Ballena Press anthropological papers -- no. 40.


Library of Congress
E78.C15 B45 1993

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476 p. :
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0879191279, 0879191260
9780879191269, 9780879191276
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