Description and discussion of the fishweirs of Mississippi both and istoric as examples of the worldwide phenomenon of freshwater fish arvesting structures; 5 an extensive
glossary of andof and fish terminology; 6 an extensive annotated bibliography of global literature on the subject of fishweirs including many obscure and elusive to the subject; and 7 than 190 maps diagrams photographs tables and appendices Fishweirs is substantive yet accessible The book one result of than thirty years of research on the subject by the author is an important. ,
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Reference volume; it will serve as a baseline from which future studies fishweirs and the mass arvesting of freshwater and coastal saltwater fishes depart; it will increase public awareness of what once was an important method of resource procurement and the surviving evidence of that activity; and it will guide istorians anthropologists cultural and natural resource managers and policymakers in identifying evaluating and assessing these distinctive elements of the cultural landscape Fishweirs is Archaeological Report No managers and policymakers in identifying evaluating and assessing these distinctive elements of the cultural landscape Fishweirs is Archaeological Report No of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Fishweirs is the first book Ever Devoted Entirely To The devoted entirely to the established globally significant practice of arvesting masses of freshwater and coastal saltwater fishes by uman beings This book provides 1 an istorical overview of the distribution construction and use of fishweirs worldwide and particularly in North America; 2 a definition and description of different kinds of fishweirs and their construction uses; 3 a review of legal aspects of the construction maintenance and use of fishweirs in North America istorically and basis in English Law; 4 a detailed identification.
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