Ecological Studies

Rocky Shores: Exploitation in Chile and South Africa

Editors: Siegfried, W. Roy (Ed.)

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It seems almost trite to introduce this book by saying that man has been exploiting the intertidal zone for food for a long time. Just how long nobody knows for sure but the prehistoric inhabitants of Terra Amata, on the Mediterranean coast near Nice, ate marine intertidal animals at least 300 000 years ago. Similar impressive evidence, going back to at least 100000 years, exists for prehistoric man's consumption of intertidal animals along the South African coast. However, early man's dependence on intertidal resources probably goes back much further in time. During the last 2 million or so years temperate Eurasia experienced some 20 glaciations interspersed by warm equable periods. Different modes of life were open to man in colonizing the northern temperate zone. One was to become a "big-game" hunter, specializing, for example, on mammoths, the other to exploit marine intertidal resources. Of the two, probably the shoreline offered an easier environment for an original scavenging food-gatherer.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Exploitation of Intertidal and Subtidal Biotic Resources of Rocky Shores in Chile and South Africa — An Overview

    Siegfried, W. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Man as a Component of the Littoral Predator Spectrum: A Conceptual Overview

    Hockey, P. A. R.

    Pages 17-31

  • Seaweeds as Resources

    Santelices, B. (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Intertidal and Subtidal Filter-Feeders in Southern Africa

    Dye, A. H. (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • Intertidal and Subtidal Grazers

    Branch, G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 75-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rocky Shores: Exploitation in Chile and South Africa
Editors
  • W. Roy Siegfried
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
103
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78283-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78283-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78285-5
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 177
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