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Koster : Americans in search of their prehistoric past

Author: Stuart Struever; Felicia Antonelli Holton
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 2000, ©1985.
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Publisher description: "Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past" is the extraordinarily well-told story of the long-term excavation of a deep Archaic site in the Lower Illinois Valley that pieces together a fascinating picture of the earliest known settlers in the Western Hemisphere. The Koster site in Kampsville, Illinois, is considered one of the most important archaeological treasures in North  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Struever, Stuart.
Koster.
Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, 2000, ©1985
(OCoLC)745696236
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Struever; Felicia Antonelli Holton
ISBN: 1577661672 9781577661672
OCLC Number: 46346373
Description: 258 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: The "Arkies" --
The secret in the cornfield --
"Some day you ought to dig there" --
The "Arkies" --
We encounter an early human and his best friend --
The kingdom of Lowilva --
"The big hole" --
Mary and Teed --
Part II: Koster, the Amerindians, and the new archaeology --
The new archaeology --
What was the climate like in 7500 B.C. --
Reading the past environment from mussel shells --
Early organization man --
North America's earliest permanent houses --
The "Kromebar People" --
Keeping track of trash --
Burial of the dead --
There were no invaders --
A 1,400-year-old skirt --
Koster rewrites history --
A day at Koster in 3500 B.C. --
Appendix: Changes needed in archaeology --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stuart Struever, Felicia Antonelli Holton.

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Publisher description: "Koster: Americans in Search of Their Prehistoric Past" is the extraordinarily well-told story of the long-term excavation of a deep Archaic site in the Lower Illinois Valley that pieces together a fascinating picture of the earliest known settlers in the Western Hemisphere. The Koster site in Kampsville, Illinois, is considered one of the most important archaeological treasures in North America. Hundreds of students, archaeologists, botanists, and geologists worked to explore the many layers of this remarkable settlement. From clues as small as pollen grains, mussel shells, and animal bone fragments unearthed at the Koster farm, they have been able to solve many intriguing mysteries about these earliest Americans--what they ate, how their tools were made and used, what diseases plagued them, and how they built their homes. Koster is a highly readable true-life adventure that offers clear, take-the-reader-along explanations of the thought processes involved in generating and testing hypotheses and inferences from available data.

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