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History Through a Pinhole
Fall/Winter 1996, vol. 8 (3/4)

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*  Feature articles

(image) Salmon.

"Did salmon not really exist in the rivers of New England? Then what were the implications for archeological reconstructions based on analogies with the Pacific Northwest?"

"The [In] Significance of Atlantic Salmon," Catherine Carlson

*  The [In]Significance of Atlantic Salmon by Catherine C. Carlson

Legend has it that Atlantic salmon were once so plentiful in New England that you could walk across a river on their backs. Did industrialization bring an end to the king of the freshwater fish? Archeology challenges efforts to restore salmon to the regionís waters.