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Titolo:
Aboriginal overkill overstated - Errors in Charles Kay's hypothesis
Autore:
Yochim, MJ;
Indirizzi:
Univ Wisconsin, Dept Geog, Madison, WI 53706 USA Univ Wisconsin Madison WI USA 53706 sin, Dept Geog, Madison, WI 53706 USA
Titolo Testata:
HUMAN NATURE-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 12, anno: 2001,
pagine: 141 - 167
SICI:
1045-6767(2001)12:2<141:AOO-EI>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
YELLOWSTONE-NATIONAL-PARK; NORTHERN WINTER RANGE; NATURAL REGULATION; UNGULATE HERBIVORY; ELK; ASPEN; ECOSYSTEMS; AMERICA; WILLOWS; MYTH;
Keywords:
aboriginal overkill; anthropogenic effects; elk (Cervus elaphus); humanized landscape; natural regulation; pristine landscape; Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming);
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
73
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Yochim, MJ Univ Wisconsin, Dept Geog, 384 Sci Hall,550 N Pk St, Madison, WI 53706 USA Univ Wisconsin 384 Sci Hall,550 N Pk St Madison WI USA 53706 SA
Citazione:
M.J. Yochim, "Aboriginal overkill overstated - Errors in Charles Kay's hypothesis", HUM NATURE, 12(2), 2001, pp. 141-167

Abstract

In this article I critique Charles Kay's aboriginal overkill hypothesis, which states that Native Americans numbered 100 million or more in precolumbian North America, extensively humanized the landscape, and suppressed wildlife numbers, thus allowing wildlife browse to proliferate. By examining Kay's source use and pertinent information, I find that he makes four kinds of significant mistakes: exaggerations, failure to provide necessary data, errors of omission, and errors of logic. Through examples I illustrate that Kay's errors compromise his hypothesis. Kay uses Yellowstone National Park as his primary example of such a humanized area; in contrast, I suggest it is a relatively pristine area.

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