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Foragers of the terminal Pleistocene in North America

Author: Renee Beauchamp Walker; Boyce N Driskell
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
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These essays cast new light on Paleoindians, the first settlers of North America. Recent research strongly suggests that big-game hunting was but one of the subsistence strategies the first humans in the New World employed and that they also relied on foraging and fishing.
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Foragers of the terminal Pleistocene in North America.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006032043
(OCoLC)71946582
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Renee Beauchamp Walker; Boyce N Driskell
ISBN: 9780803207646 0803207646
OCLC Number: 122576741
Notes: Some chapters originally presented at a Society for American Archaeology symposium in 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: New developments in Paleoindian subsistence studies / Renee B. Walker and Boyce N. Driskell --
Quacks in the ice : waterfowl, Paleoindians, and the discovery of America / Stuart J. Fiedel --
Faunal extinction, hunter-gatherer foraging strategies, and subsistence diversity among eastern Beringian Paleoindians / David R. Yesner --
Are Paleoindians of the Great Plains and Rockies subsistence specialists? / Marcel Kornfeld --
Discerning clovis subsistence from stone artifacts and site distributions on the southern Plains periphery / Michael B. Collins --
Late Paleoindian subsistence strategies in the western Great Lakes region : evidence for generalized foraging from northern Wisconsin / Steven R. Kuehn --
Hunting in the late Paleoindian period : faunal remains from Dust Cave, Alabama / Renee B. Walker --
Seed collecting and fishing at the Shawnee Minisink Paleoindian site : everyday life in the late Pleistocene / Richard J. Dent --
Gathering in the late Paleoindian period : archaeobotanical remains from Dust Cave, Alabama / Kandace D. Hollenbach --
Revising the paleoindian environmental picture in northeastern North America / Lucinda McWeeney --
Early Floridians and late megamammals : some technological and dietary evidence from four north Florida Paleoindian sites / James S. Dunbar and Pamela K. Vojnovski --
Ethnography, analogy, and the reconstruction of Paleoindian lifeways / Asa R. Randall and Kandace D. Hollenbach --
Making sense of Paleoindian subsistence strategies / Boyce N. Driskell and Renee B. Walker.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Renee B. Walker and Boyce N. Driskell.
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These essays cast new light on Paleoindians, the first settlers of North America. Recent research strongly suggests that big-game hunting was but one of the subsistence strategies the first humans in the New World employed and that they also relied on foraging and fishing.

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"Should be required reading for all those interested in Paleoindian adaptations."--William R. Hildebrandt, Journal of Field Archaeology-- (07/07/2008) "An important addition to the literature Read more...

 
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