The Great Basin

Author : Donald Grayson
ISBN : 9780520267473
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32.8 MB
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"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Nature

Meetings At The Margins

Author : David Rhode
ISBN : 1607811731
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.85 MB
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Explores interactions and their consequences among different societies at the margins of the Great Basin in the prehistoric Intermountain West
Category: Social Science

Archaeology In The Great Basin And Southwest

Author : Nancy J. Parezo
ISBN : 1607813076
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.20 MB
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An extensive overview of the past, present, and future of archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest
Category: Social Science

Ancient Peoples Of The Great Basin And The Colorado Plateau

Author : Steven R. Simms
ISBN : 1598742957
Genre : History
File Size : 89.71 MB
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Written to appeal to professional archaeologists, students, and the interested public alike, this book is a long overdue introduction to the ancient peoples of the Great Basin and northern Colorado Plateau. Through detailed syntheses, the reader is drawn into the story of the habitation of the Great Basin from the entry of the first Native Americans through the arrival of Europeans. Ancient Peoples is a major contribution to Great Basin archaeology and anthropology, as well as the general study of foraging societies.
Category: History