Title Sharks and Shark Products in Prehistoric South Florida
1881448010 / 9781881448013
Inventory number 000647
1993. 25cm. Pp.vii,52. 11 photos, text figures & maps. Paperback.
Sharks and Shark Products in Prehistoric South Florida is a comprehensive exploration of the economic uses of sharks by Precolumbian natives of south Florida. Laura Kozuch provides a fascinating account of the role of sharks in the culture and economy of south Florida's Native Americans. A zooarchaeologist, Kozuch shows that sharks were regularly hunted by south Florida Indians, for whom they provided meat, shark-liver oil, and teeth for tools and trade. She reviews shark-fishing technology around the world, describes archaeological findings in south Florida, and offers interpretations relevant to the role of sharks in native social and economic systems.
9781881448013. Sharks and Shark Products in Prehistoric South Florida