Archaeology On The Great Plains

Author : W. Raymond Wood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023053346
Genre : Social Science
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This synthesis of Great Plains archaeology brings together what is currently known about the inhabitants of the ancient Plains. The essays review the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, and Plains Village peoples, providing information on technology, diet, settlement and adaptive patterns.
Category: Social Science

Geoarchaeology In The Great Plains

Author : Rolfe D. Mandel
ISBN : 0806132612
Genre : Social Science
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Geoarchaeology is the application of geoscience to the study of archaeological deposits and the archaeological record. Employing techniques from pedology, geomorphology, sedimentology, geochronology, and stratigraphy, geoarchaeologists investigate and interpret sediments, soils and landforms at the focal points of archaeological research. Edited by Rolfe D. Mandel and with contributions by John Albanese, Joe Allen Artz, E. Arthur Bettis III, C. Reid Ferring, Vance T. Holliday, David W. May, and Mandel, this volume traces the history of all major projects, researchers, theoretical developments, and sites contributing to our geoarchaeological knowledge of North America's Great Plains. The book provides a historical overview and explores theoretical questions that confront geoarchaeologists working in the Great Plains, where North American geoarchaeology emerged as a discipline.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology In America Midwest And Great Plains Rocky Mountains

Author : Francis P. McManamon
ISBN : 0313331863
Genre : Archaeology
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Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research.- Publisher.
Category: Archaeology

Prehistoric Hunters Of The High Plains

Author : George C. Frison
ISBN : UOM:49015000021304
Genre : History
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The Northwestern Plains is developing a unique and viable archeology, offering students choosing their future research topics in this exciting time a variety of possibilities. The entire area of the Northwestern Plains--mountains, foothills, and plains--has been a testing ground for human ingenuity. It provides an unusual opportunity to study more than 11,000 years of prehistroic hunting and gathering. Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains synthesizes what was a disparate body of data on the prehistory of the Northwestern Plains and presents it in rational and understandable terms. Key Features * Examines the prehistoric cultural chronology and the sources of the data for the Northwestern High Plains * Presents prehistoric hunting and gathering subsistence strategies for the Northwestern High Plains * Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of archaeology using the data from geology, soils, faunal analysis, pollen, and phytolith studies * Provides a methodology for data recovery
Category: History

Plains Earthlodges

Author : Donna C. Roper
ISBN : 9780817351632
Genre : History
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, A survey of Native American earthlodge research from across the Great Plains. This collection explores current research in the ethnography and archaeology of Plains earthlodges, and considers a variety of Plains tribes, including the Mandan, Hidatsa, Cheyenne, and their late prehistoric period predecessors., "
Category: History

Critically Reading The Theory And Methods Of Archaeology

Author : Guy Gibbon
ISBN : 9780759123427
Genre : Social Science
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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.
Category: Social Science

Plains Indians A D 500 1500

Author : Karl H. Schlesier
ISBN : 0806126418
Genre : History
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The question of how archeological complexes in North America relate to contemporary American Indian peoples is a vital one for anthropologists and historians alike--and especially for the Indian nations themselves. Who are the Sioux, for example? Who were their forbears? How and why did early cultures grow or meld with others to give rise to the peoples we know today? Plains Indian, A.D. 500-1500: The Archaeological Past of Historic Groups, a truly revolutionary book, traces Indian ethnic continuity and cultural diversity in the Great Plains during the millennium preceding the European arrival. A team of specialists, brought together by editor Karl H. Schlesier, use archaeological, ethnographic, and linguistic research to connect North American archaeological complexes to present-day Plains peoples. Apacheans (including the Navajos) and Tanoan-speaking Pueblo peoples of the Rio Grande area are included because of their ancestors' Plains affiliation. The contributors summarize the archaeological findings of each region of the Great Plains (including southern Canada and the Rio Grande area) and propose correlations between prehistoric entities and later groups. Beyond archaeological investigation, the collection considers symbolic expressions of ethnicity in religious practice, rituals, myths, objects imbued with sacred power, and sacred places used as "territorial markers"--explicitly recognizing the American Indians' own resources of historical identity. Numerous maps and illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography make this an indispensable reference work. Of particular value is a series of maps depicting the evolution of pre-conquest Indian nations from the various language groups. The explanations offered here are bound to be controversial, but the inquiry is essential if we are to bridge the persistent scholarly gaps between archaeology, ethnography, and Indian traditions in order to recover the early history of America's Native peoples.
Category: History

Horse Nations

Author : Peter Mitchell
ISBN : 9780191008825
Genre : History
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The Native American on a horse is an archetypal Hollywood image, but though such equestrian-focused societies were a relatively short-lived consequence of European expansion overseas, they were not restricted to North America's Plains. Horse Nations provides the first wide-ranging and up-to-date synthesis of the impact of the horse on the Indigenous societies of North and South America, southern Africa, and Australasia following its introduction as a result of European contact post-1492. Drawing on sources in a variety of languages and on the evidence of archaeology, anthropology, and history, the volume outlines the transformations that the acquisition of the horse wrought on a diverse range of groups within these four continents. It explores key topics such as changes in subsistence, technology, and belief systems, the horse's role in facilitating the emergence of more hierarchical social formations, and the interplay between ecology, climate, and human action in adopting the horse, as well as considering how far equestrian lifestyles were ultimately unsustainable.
Category: History