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Archaeology of Native North America

Author: Dean R Snow
Publisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, ©2010.
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This comprehensive text is intended for the junior-senior level course in North American Archaeology. Written by accomplished scholar Dean Snow, this new text approaches native North America  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean R Snow
ISBN: 9780136156864 013615686X
OCLC Number: 223933566
Description: xxii, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: <P><B>Preface</B><B><BR></B></P><P><B>1.      Introduction </B>                 </P><P>Why it Matters                   </P><P>Archaeological Science                   </P><P>Coping with Incomplete Information                        </P><P>The Use and Misuse of Evidence                </P><P>Mistakes and Fakes                        </P><P>The Difference Between Biological and Cultural Evolution                </P><P>Basic Concepts for the Study of Cultural Evolution              </P><P>Ecological Approaches                   </P><P>North America and Human Potential                       </P><P>Geography and Basic Terms                       </P><P>The Special Place of Rock Art                    </P><P>Oral Tradition                     </P><P>Summary                </P><P>Further Reading     </P><B><P style="MARGIN: 0px">             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">2.      Eurasian Origins  </B><P style="MARGIN: 0px">                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Evolution of Modern Humans               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Out of Africa                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Expansion of Modern Humans             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Lines of Evidence from Living American Indians                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Crossing Beringia                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Traveling Companions                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Archaeological Traces in Siberia                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Swan Point             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Nenana Complex                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The First Americans                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>3.      The Peopling of America      </B>                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Was Clovis Culture First?               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Dubious Claims for Pre-Clovis Sites                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">More Likely Claims for Pre-Clovis Sites                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Paleoindian Period                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tracking Paleoindians from Beringia                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Nenana Complex Revisited                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Mesa Site                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Accommodating the Monte Verde Site                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sites on the California Coast                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Clovis Culture                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Atlantic Alternative                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Great Extinction                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Paleoindian Skeletal Evidence                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The End of the Paleoindian Period               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading         </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">         </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>4.      Archaic Adaptations   </B>              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Holocene Adaptations                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Roots of Domestication                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Luck of Good Location                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Humanizing Environments                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Palynology              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Humanized Forest                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Consequences for Human Adaptation                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hallmarks in Stone              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Major Adaptive Trends in the Holocene                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Insights from Ethnography               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Managing Mobility              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Magic Number 500 and the Redefinition of Sharing                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Great Basin Laboratory                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Northeastern Archaic               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Other Archaic Cultures                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Evolving Technology                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Centers of Plant Domestication                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>5.      The Moundbuilders      </B>             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Environment of the Eastern Woodlands                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">First Impressions                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Roots of Mound Building in the Eastern Woodlands                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Adena Culture                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hopewell Culture                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Later Burial Moundbuilders             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Beginnings of Platform Mounds                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>6.      The Greater Southwest </B>            </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The First Farmers               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Language Families              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Regional Ecology                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hohokam               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mogollon                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Ancestral Pueblo                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sinagua                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Patayan                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Contraction of Greater Southwest Cultures                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Later Ancestral Pueblo and Modern Descendants               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arrival of the Athapaskans              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading</P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>7.      Mesoamerican Civilization   </B>                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mesoamerican Geography              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Consequences of Plant Domestication              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mesoamerican Chronology             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Olmecs                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Olmec Polities                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Olmec Centers                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Highland Mexico                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Cuicuilco                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Teotihuac�n                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Competing City-States                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Oaxaca                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Maya Civilization                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Major Maya City-States                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Maya Collapse                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Mesoamerican Ball Game                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rest of Mesoamerica               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">           </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>8.      Postclassic Mesoamerica  </B>                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Postclassic Period                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Toltecs                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rise of the Aztecs                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Aztec Society and Empire               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Aztec Religion                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tenochtitlan                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Aztec Calendar and Math               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Native Books                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Aztec Imperial Economy                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The End of Native Empires             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rest of Mexico                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Postclassic Maya                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Highland Central America               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>9.      The Mississippians </B>                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mississippians and Mesoamericans             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rise of Maize Farming             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Middle Mississippian                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">South Appalachian Mississippian                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Plaquemine Mississippian                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Caddoan Mississippian Societies                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>10.  The Northeastern Forests   </B>                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rise of Farming Cultures in the Northern Woodlands                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Descendants of Hopewell                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Algonquian Expansion              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Wild Rice Gathering                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Algonquian Rock Art                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Later Eastern Algonqians                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Northern Iroquoians                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Formation of Confederacies                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Workings of the League of the Iroquois                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Demographic Change and Adaptation                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Central Algonquians and Siouans                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Other Northerners and Other Adjustments              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Epidemics and Depopulation                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>11.  The Gulf Rim  </B>              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Gulf Environment                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Early Mound Building                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Troyville-Coles Creek Culture                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Weeden Island, Fort Walton, and Safety Harbor Cultures               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Southern Florida                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Northern Gulf Coast                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Antilles                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Mexican Gulf Coast                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>12.  The Interior West     </B>                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Great Plains                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Northern Plains Hunter-Gatherers               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Southern Plains Hunter-Gatherers               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Plains Woodland Cultures               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Plains Village Cultures                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Great Basin                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Plateau                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Horse Nomads                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">            </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>13.  The West Coast    </B>                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Northwest Coast                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Historic Northwest Coast Cultures              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Roots of Northwest Coast Culture                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Southern Northwest Coast              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">California                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Man Called Ishi                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Baja California                    </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">            </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>14.  The Arctic and Subarctic </B>                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Arctic Environment                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arctic Stage 1: The Earliest Evidence                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arctic Stage 2: Finding Solutions                 </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arctic Stage 3: The Arctic Small Tool Tradition                   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arctic Stage 4: Kachemak, Choris, Norton, Ipiutak, Dorset, and Old Bering Sea     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Arctic Stage 5: Thule Culture                      </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Norse              </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Subarctic                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading   </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>15.  Worlds in Collision </B>                  </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Introduction                        </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Columbian Exchange                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">American Indian Populations                       </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Development of Archaeology               </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Rise of Professional Archaeology                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Archaeology and American Indians             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act                     </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Conclusion             </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Summary                </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px">Further Reading           <BR></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><BR></P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"><B>Index  </B>           </P><P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P>
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