Resource depression on the Northwest Coast of North America

Virginia L. Butler
2000 Antiquity  
The mammal and fish faunal record from eight sites on the Columbia River (Oregon, USA) dating to the last 2200 years is examined to study subsistence change before and after European contact. Results show an increased use of low-ronked resources before contact and increased use of high-ranked resources after contact, trends that are predicted from changing demography and human predation pressure.
doi:10.1017/s0003598x00060014 fatcat:ejjhrwiibndyvlte2jswi3q6tq