Faunal Extinction in an Island Society: Pygmy Hippopotamus Hunters of Cyprus (Hardback)
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Short Description for Faunal Extinction in an Island Society Summarizes the results of interdisciplinary archaeological investigations at Aetokremnos. This work shows that Aetokremnos is one of the few archaeological sites where a convincing argument can be made for human involvement in Pleistocene extinctions. It also includes chapters that place the Aetokremnos site within a broader context.
- Published: 31 July 1999
- Format: Hardback 402 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780306460883 ISBN 10: 0306460882
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The volume summarizes the results of interdisciplinary archaeological investigations at Aetokremnos which present the earliest well-supported evidence of humans in Cyprus and demonstrate the association of cultural remains with extinct endemic Pleistocene fauna. Alan Simmons shows that Aetokremnos is one of the few archaeological sites where a convincing argument can be made for human involvement in Pleistocene extinctions. Highlights of Faunal Extinction in an Island Society are chapters that * place the Aetokremnos site within a broader context * include specialist's reports that demonstrating the need for interdisciplinary contributions * describe the chipped stone assemblage of a new culture * delineate the huge faunal assemblage recovered, and * detail how the site was dated. GBP/LISTGBP Given the controversial nature of the subject matter, the volume will appeal to a wide readership including nonanthropological archaeologists trained in anthropological methods. Researchers and students who specialize in the Mediterranean and Near East as well as scholars interested in island colonization and adaptations, method and theory, Pleistocene extinctions, and interdisciplinary applications will all find much of value in this excellent text.