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West coast sites often have contents that reflect visits over thousands of years [17-18] and, due to their occurrence in a range of environments; they provide valuable palaeo-ecological data on marine and terrestrial systems along an extended latitudinal gradient.From these rich sources, researchers have developed interpretations of past coastal landscapes, marine productivity, possible seasonal use of coastal resources and the degree of human adaptation to marine environments [15-17,20-21].In recent years, ancient coastal archaeological sites have become not only important sources for understanding human evolution [2- 6], as well as early cultural and technological developments [8-9], but have also been increasingly recognized as important sources of palaeoenvironmental and palaeo-ecological reconstructions around the globe [1-3, 5-7].More recently, coastal archaeological studies have also been considered as a complement to marine conservation and management efforts [10-14].A headless skeleton found in a Peruvian tomb is adding new wrinkles to the debate over human sacrifice in the ancient Andes. Prehistoric Polynesians beat Europeans to the Americas, according to a new analysis of chicken bones.
Their findings provide long-sought-after evidence that some of the early development of agriculture in the New World took place at farming settlements in the Andes.
Images of disembodied heads are widespread in the art of Nasca, a culture based on the southern coast of Peru from AD 1 to AD 750.
But despite this evidence and large numbers of trophy heads in the region’s archaeological record, only eight headless bodies have been recovered with evidence of decapitation, explains Christina A. Conlee’s analysis of a newly excavated headless body from the site of La Tiza provides important new data on decapitation and its relationship to ancient ideas of death and regeneration.
The need for even deeper historical baselines than the ones afforded with the study of recently established marine reserves (last three decades on average) highlights the relevance of archaeological data in this regard.
As studies worldwide have shown, prehistoric people have caused varying degrees of environmental disturbance , with the west coast marine environment of South Africa being no exception .