human ecology lecture

human ecology lecture - Human Ecology Ecology Study of...

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Unformatted text preview: Human Ecology Ecology Study of mutual relationship between a living organism and its environment Nothing is simple Goes both ways As a result of human interference, the present isnt necessarily always the key to the past Deforestation Swamp drainage Marsh filling Exotic/invasive species Domestic animals Long history of nature-human interactions Aboriginal settlement Amerindian occupation perhaps to 12,500 before present 8,000 in NJ at time of European discovery Multiple Indian nations within NJ Part of Lenapehoking region Unamis (south), Munsee (north): dialects of Algonquin With time, both called themselves Lenapes. Europeans called them Delawares Landscape markings Trails: following topography: i.e. Minisink along terminal moraine, middens (shells etc.) Agriculture: cleared land, rotated crops, mixed crops together Forest burning: hunting, deer forage, berries, diversified plants and animals, pines over oaks Magnitude of clearings seemingly exceeded size of settlements Cultivated plants and foods...
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