Blessing the Salmon: Archaeological Evidences of the Transition to Intensive Fishing in the Final Paleolithic, Maritime Region, Russian Far East
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From the end of Pleistocene local cultures in the Russian Far East demonstrated technological complexity with a number of innovations reflecting the dynamic evolution of economic and social structures of their society. Among economic models, the intensive seasonal salmon-fishing takes a special place in research and analysis. Rich ethnographical data on the aboriginal cultures over the North Pacific basin (both Asian and American) gives us very interesting pictures of highly developed systems of salmon exploitation along with the ceremonial and ritual activities (for example, Kroeber 1925; Kroeber and Barrett 1960; Stewart 1997; Swezey and Heizer 1997; Watanabe 1972; etc.).

  • Content Type Book Chapter
  • Pages 105-116
  • DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-8219-3_4
  • Authors
    • Andrei V. Tabarev, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Novosibirsk, Russia