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The Chumash World at European ContactPower, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers$
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Lynn Gamble

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254411

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254411.001.0001

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The Environment and Its Management

The Environment and Its Management

(p.17) Chapter 2 The Environment and Its Management
The Chumash World at European Contact

Lynn H. Gamble

University of California Press

This chapter describes the environment the Chumash lived in, specifically the ecological setting of the channel region, and identifies the various resources that are available in the Santa Barbara Channel region, including the various flora and fauna which can be found in the area. It also shows how the Chumash managed the environment despite their lack of agriculture, and considers the environmental changes that occurred during the historic period.

Keywords:   environment, environment management, ecological setting, resources, environmental changes

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