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Catherine W Foster presents: Fishing in the Little Ice Age: Human Dietary Response to Climate Change and Resource Availability
Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 4:00pm
Who: Catherine W. Foster
Where: Cramer Hall 41

Millions of salmon run in the rivers of southwestern Alaska, providing food and economic support for Alaska?s people. But, will this continue to be the case under conditions of global warming? How has salmon abundance fluctuated in response to climate change in the past, and how did people respond to those fluctuations? By employing data sets with great time depth, archaeology and related disciplines can provide the answers to these questions. Here, I use archaeological and paleoclimatological data from Kodiak Island, Alaska to address these questions.

Catherine Foster is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington.

Event is Free and Open to the Public

For questions, contact Virginia Butler, 5-3303 or Michael Schurke, mcschurk@pdx.edu.