Archaeology and biogeography of prehistoric freshwater mussel shell in Mississippi / Evan Peacock, Cliff Jenkins, Paul F. Jacobs, Joseph Greenleaf.

Author
Peacock, Evan, 1961- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford, England : Archaeopress, 2011.
Description
viii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Subject(s)
Related name
Series
BAR international series ; 2297. [More in this series]
Summary note
"The southeastern United States is home to the richest, most diverse freshwater mussel faunas on the planet, and Mississippi is no exception in this regard. Until fairly recent times, however, only qualitative lists of taxa were available and/or sampling was unsystematic and spotty. More recent work has taken place in waterways that have been significantly impacted by erosion, other forms of water pollution, and impoundment in modern times. Thus, even the best modern studies could benefit from a better knowledge of ranges and community characteristics as they existed prehistorically, when human impact, though present, an[d] to this end this work presents a robust synthesis of pre-industrial mussel distributions and relative abundances in the state."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Old shell and modern problems : the applied value of archaeological freshwater mussel remains -- Time, space and form in archaeological shell assemblages from Mississippi -- Methods and sample descriptions -- Discussion of species -- Summary and conclusions.
ISBN
  • 9781407308746 (pbk.)
  • 1407308742 (pbk.)
LCCN
2011507732
OCLC
773426134
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