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Stone tool traditions in the contact era

Author: Charles R Cobb
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the impact of European colonization on Native American and Pacific Islander technology and culture. This is the first comprehensive analysis of the partial replacement of flaked stone and ground stone traditions by metal tools in the Americas during the Contact Era. It examines the functional, symbolic, and economic consequences of that replacement on the lifeways of native populations, even as lithic  Read more...
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Stone tool traditions in the contact era.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003002156
(OCoLC)51637830
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Cobb
ISBN: 9780817381752 0817381759
OCLC Number: 427509591
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Framing stone tool traditions after contact / Charles R. Cobb --
Lithic technology and the Spanish Entrada at the King site in northwest Georgia / Charles R. Cobb and Dino A. Ruggiero --
Wichita tools on the first contact with the French / George H. Odell --
Chickasaw lithic technology: a reassessment / Jay K. Johnson --
Tools of contact: a functional analysis of the Cameron site chipped-stone assemblage / Michael L. Carmody --
Lithic artifacts in seventeenth-century native New England / Michael S. Nassaney and Michael Volmar --
Stone Adze economies in post-contact Hawai'i / James M. Bayman --
In all the solemnity of profound smoking: tobacco smoking and pipe manufacture and use among the Potawatomi of Illinois / Mark J. Wagner --
Using a rock in a hard place: Native-American lithic practices in colonial California / Stephen Silliman --
Flint and foxes: chert scrapers and the fur industry in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century north Alaska / Mark S. Cassell --
Discussion / Douglas B. Bamforth.
Responsibility: edited by Charles R. Cobb.

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