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Blackland prairies of the Gulf coastal plain : nature, culture, and sustainability

Author: Evan Peacock; Timothy Schauwecker
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive study of one of the most ecologically rich regions of the southeast underscores the relevance of archaeological research in understanding long-term cultural change.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Peacock; Timothy Schauwecker
ISBN: 0817312153 9780817312152 0817312633 9780817312633
OCLC Number: 50243264
Description: xiii, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the nature, culture, and sustainability of blackland prairies / Evan Peacock and Timothy Schauwecker --
Paleoenvironment and biogeography of the Mississippi Black Belt : evidence from insects / Richard L. Brown --
Terrestrial gastropods from archaeological contexts in the Black Belt province of Mississippi / Evan Peacock and Rebecca Melsheimer --
The application of a small-mammal model in paleoenvironmental analysis / S. Homes Hogue --
A comparison of three methods of paleoenvironmental analysis at an archaeological site on the Mississippi Black Prairie / Evan Peacock and Mary Celeste Reese --
Louisiana prairies / Michael H. MacRoberts, Barbara R. MacRoberts, and Lynn Stacey Jackson --
Blackland prairie landscapes of southwestern Arkansas : historical perspective, present status, and restoration potential / Thomas L. Foti [and others] --
A plant community classification for Arkansas's blackland prairie ecosystem / Douglas Zollner, Scott Simon, and Thomas L. Foti --
Plant and soil interactions in prairie remnants of the Jackson Prairie Region, Mississippi / L.P. Moran, D.E. Pettry, and R.E. Switzer --
Prehistoric settlement patterning on the Mississippi Black Prairie / Janet Rafferty --
Water-resource controls on human habitation in the Black Prairie of north-central Mississippi / Darrel W. Schmitz, Charles L. Wax, and Evan Peacock --
Osage orange bows, Indian horses, and the blackland prairie of northeastern Texas / Frank F. Schambach --
Rediscovery and management of prairie remnants of the Bienville National Forest, east-central Mississippi / Dean Elsen and Ronald Wieland --
Plant assemblage response to disturbance at a blackland prairie restoration site in northeastern Mississippi / Timothy Schauwecker and John MacDonald --
Restoration of a prairie remnant in the Black Belt of Mississippi / Sherrill Wiygul, Kay Krans, Richard Brown, and Victor Maddox --
Priorities for the future : planning for sustainable multiple use / Thomas W. Schurch --
Conclusion : theory and applications in the study of human/nature interactions / Evan Peacock and Timothy Schauwecker.
Responsibility: edited by Evan Peacock and Timothy Schauwecker.

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