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The Oxford handbook of North American archaeology

The Oxford handbook of North American archaeology

Author: Timothy R Pauketat
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology explores 15,000 years of indigenous human history on the North American continent, drawing on the latest archaeological theories, rich datasets, and time-honored methodologies. From the Arctic south to the Mexican border and east to the Atlantic Ocean, all of the major cultural developments are covered in fifty-three chapters"--Back cover

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All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Pauketat
ISBN: 9780195380118 0195380118 9780190241094 0190241098
OCLC Number: 706677644
Description: xxvi, 666 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Questioning the past in North America / Timothy R. Pauketat --
Hunter-gatherer theory in North American archaeology / Kenneth E. Sassaman and Asa R. Randall --
Bone lickers, grave diggers, and other unsavory characters : archaeologists, archaeological cultures, and the disconnect from Native peoples / Joe Watkins --
Historical archaeology and Native agency across the Spanish borderlands / David Hurst Thomas --
Some commonalities linking North America and Mesoamerica / Robert L. Hall --
The North American oikoumene / Peter N. Peregrine and Stephen H. Lekson --
People, plants, and culinary traditions / Deborah M. Pearsall --
Early Paleoindians, from colonization to Folsom / Nicole Waguespack --
Pleistocene settlement in the east / David G. Anderson --
Adapting to a frozen coastal environment / Robert W. Park --
Rethinking eastern subarctic history / Donald H. Holly Jr. and Moira McCaffrey --
Archaeology of the North Pacific / Herbert D.G. Maschner --
Foundations for the Far West : Paleoindian cultures on the western fringe of North America / Jon Erlandson and Todd J. Braje --
Archaeology of the Northwest Coast / Herbert D.G. Maschner --
The winter village pattern on the plateau of northwestern North America / Anna Marie Prentiss --
Great Basin foraging strategies / Christopher Morgan and Robert L. Bettinger --
The evolution of social organization, settlement patterns, and population densities in prehistoric Owens Valley / Jelmer W. Eerkens --
Mound building by California hunter-gatherers / Kent G. Lightfoot and Edward M. Luby --
Diversity, exchange, and complexity in the California Bight / Jennifer E. Perry --
Archaeologies of colonial reduction and cultural production in Native northern California / Stephen W. Silliman --
Overview of the St. Lawrence archaic through woodland / Claude Chapdelaine --
New England Algonquians : navigating "backwaters" and typological boundaries / Elizabeth S. Chilton --
What will be has always been : the past and present of northern Iroquoians / Ronald F. Williamson --
Regional ritual organization in the northern Great Lakes, AD 1200-1600 / Meghan C.L. Howey --
Villagers and farmers of the middle and upper Ohio River Valley, 11th to 17th centuries AD : the Fort Ancient and Monongahela traditions / Bernard K. Means --
Native history in the Chesapeake : the Powhatan chiefdom and beyond / Martin Gallivan --
Lifeways through time in the Upper Mississippi River Valley and northeastern Plains / Guy Gibbon --
The archaeological imprint of oral traditions on the landscape of Northern Plains hunter-gatherers / Gerald A. Oetelaar --
Situating (proto) history on the northwestern Plains and Rocky Mountains / Laura L. Scheiber and Judson Byrd Finley --
The origins and development of farming villages in the northern Great Plains / Mark D. Mitchell --
Planting the Plains : the development and extent of Plains Village agriculturalists in the southern and central Plains / Richard R. Drass --
Women on the edge: looking at protohistoric Plains-Pueblo interaction from a feminist perspective / Judith A. Habicht-Mauche --
Cahokia interaction and ethnogenesis in the northern Midcontinent / Thomas E. Emerson --
The Effigy Mound to Oneota revolution in the Upper Mississippi River Valley / Robert F. Boszhardt --
Post-contact cultural dynamics in the upper Great Lakes region / Vergil E. Noble --
Mound building societies of the southern Midwest and southeast / George R. Milner --
Re-envisioning Eastern Woodlands archaic origins / Dale L. McElrath and Thomas E. Emerson --
Poverty Point / Tristram R. Kidder --
Origins of the Hopewell phenomenon / Douglas K. Charles --
Monumental landscape and community in the southern Lower Mississippi Valley during the late woodland and Mississippi periods / Mark A. Rees --
Making Mississippian at Cahokia / Susan M. Alt --
Mississippian in the deep South : common themes in varied histories / Adam King --
Living with war : the impact of chronic violence in the Mississippian period central Illinois Valley / Gregory D. Wilson --
Moundville in the Mississippian world / John H. Blitz --
The archaeology of the greater Southwest : migration, inequality, and religious transformations / Barbara J. Mills --
Diversity in first century AD southwestern farming communities / Lisa Young --
Hohokam society and water management / Suzanne K. Fish and Paul R. Fish --
Terraced lives : cerros de trincheras in the northwest/southwest / Bridget M. Zavala --
Chaco's hinterlands / Stephen H. Lekson --
The Mesa Verde region / Mark D. Varien, Timothy A. Kohler, and Scott G. Ortman --
Warfare and conflict in the late pre-Columbian Pueblo world / James E. Snead --
The Pueblo village in an age of reformation (AD 1300-1600) / Severin Fowles --
Casas Grandes phenomenon / Christine S. VanPool and Todd L. VanPool.
Responsibility: [edited by] Timothy R. Pauketat.


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