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The systematic exploitation of marine foods by terrestrial mammals lacking aquatic morphologies is rare. Widespread ethnographic and archaeological evidence from many areas of the world shows that modern humans living

The systematic exploitation of marine foods by terrestrial mammals lacking aquatic morphologies is rare. Widespread ethnographic and archaeological evidence from many areas of the world shows that modern humans living on coastlines often ratchet up the use of marine foods and develop social and technological characteristics unusual to hunter-gatherers and more consistent with small scale food producing societies.

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  • 2014-12-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.02.025
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    Marean, Curtis W. (2014). The origins and significance of coastal resource use in Africa and Western Eurasia. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 77, 17-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.02.025

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