Human Ecology

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Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, September

Assessing Criticisms of Faunal Analyses and Environmental Reconstructions in the Tehuacan Valley Project
Christopher C. Fennell [1] INTRODUCTION This comment examines a portion of the statistical data compiled and analyzed by Flannery (1967) in his archaeological work at Coxcatlan Cave and other caves near Tehuacan in the early 1960s. The Tehuacan...
Land Cover Assessment of Indigenous Communities in the BOSAWAS Region of Nicaragua [1]
Jonathan H. Smith [2] INTRODUCTION In some regions of the world, indigenous peoples still retain control over the lands and resources they and their ancestors have utilized for centuries. However, such control is becoming increasingly rare, as...
Life without Pigs: Recent Subsistence Changes among the Irakia Awa, Papua New Guinea
David J. Boyd [1] Beginning in the late 1980s, the Irakia Awa commenced changing their basic subsistence adaptation. This included altering gardening practices, changing basic food consumption patterns, and most importantly, eliminating the production...
Modes of Communication and Effectiveness of Agroforestry Extension in Eastern India
Anthony Glendinning, [1] Ajay Mahapatra [2] C. Paul Mitchell [2,3] Development of extension in agroforestry draws on the application of the innovation-diffusion process in agriculture. To be effective, agroforestry extension needs to fit the...
Women's Income and the Livelihood Strategies of Dispossessed Pastoralists near the Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania
Daniel Brockington [1] There are numerous incidences of impoverishment and livelihood change in pastoral societies following transformations in land use, and land and livestock ownership. Opinion is divided over the effect of these changes on women....