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Shorelines, strandlopers and shell middens by  John (text) and Neil Rusch (photographs) Parkington - Paperback - from Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA and Biblio.com

shorelines, strandlopers and shell middens

by Parkington, John (text) and Neil Rusch (photographs)

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(Clanwilliam: Living Landscape Project, 2006) 0620352329. 210 x 246 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 127; lavishly illustrated in full colour with photographs, maps, tables, graphs. Fine condition. "Shorelines are fascinating for many reasons. Lying along the interface of land and sea, they are eroded into dramatic shapes and house a vast range of interesting, often edible species of plants and animals. Geologists and biologists roam the shores in search of rocks, birds, seals, kelp forests or shells to collect or record. Holiday makers, fishermen and surfers prefer the waves, the views or the beaches. As an archaeologist I have been intrigued by the shell heaps along the shores that are surviving traces of thousands of years of earlier beachcombing. We call these heaps shell middens and they represent a rich archive of information about how our ancestors lived along the shore. South Africa has the longest, the best preserved and the most interesting such record in the world. Here we look at how to extract information from the shells, bones and artefacts to write the history of our species." .
  • Bookseller: Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7207
  • Title: shorelines, strandlopers and shell middens
  • Author: Parkington, John (text) and Neil Rusch (photographs)
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0620352329
  • ISBN 13: 9780620352321
  • Publisher: (Clanwilliam: Living Landscape Project, 2006) 0620352329
  • Place: Cape Town
  • This edition first published: 2006
  • Keywords: Archaeology. Strandlopers. Caves. Khoisan. South African coast Archaeology
  • Bookseller catalogs: Archaeology;

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