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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].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.
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 . Antonieta Jerardino Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)/GEPEG Department of Prehistory Ancient History and Archaeology University of Barcelona c/ Montalegre 6-8, E-08001 Barcelona, Spain E-mail: [email protected], [email protected] Received date: August 16, 2011; Accepted date: November 21, 2011; Published date: November 24, 2011 Citation: Jerardino A (2012) What Archaeology Can Tell us about Sustainability and Climate Change: A South African West Coast Perspective. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000105 Copyright: © 2012 Jerardino A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.Visit for more related articles at Journal of Marine Science: Research & Development Historical perspectives have been an integral component of ecological studies as shown by palaeontological research, historical ecology, genetic, isotopic and other approaches to the reconstruction of past species distributions and community structure as well as the evolution of flora and fauna through time.Marine biologists dedicated to studying coastal environments have come to the conclusion that long-term monitoring of reserves and human impacted areas along with experimental studies are key for establishing ecological baselines and building the needed ecological literacy for marine management and conservation [12-13,28].Given the social and cultural variables involved, these issues are interdisciplinary by nature.