FIRST COASTAL CALIFORNIANS A SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY BOOK

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First Coastal Californians

Author : Lynn H. Gamble
ISBN : 1938645197
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This book chronicles how indigenous peoples of the past survived and thrived in the shifting environment of coastal California.
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The Chumash World At European Contact

Author : Lynn H. Gamble
ISBN : 9780520271241
Genre : History
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"The Chumash World at European Contact is a major achievement that will be required reading and a fundamental reference in a variety of disciplines for years to come."—Thomas C. Blackburn, editor of December's Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives "An extremely valuable synthesis of the historical, ethnographic, and archaeological record of one of the most remarkable populations of Native Californians."—Glenn J. Farris, Senior Archaeologist, California State Parks Department
Category: History

Contemporary Issues In California Archaeology

Author : Society for American Archaeology, Meeting Staff
ISBN : 9781611320930
Genre : History
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Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region’s past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California’s past that resonate with the state’s modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors—all leading figures in California archaeology—seek a new understanding of the myth and mystique of the Golden State.
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Before California

Author : Brian M. Fagan
ISBN : 0759103747
Genre : Social Science
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What did California look like before Hollywood? Before the Gold Rush? Before the missions? Brian Fagan, the best known popular archaeology writer in America, is your tour guide on a fascinating trip across the Golden State before the arrival of Europeans. Fagan tells of the first groups who drifted into the state over 13,000 years ago and how their descendants used the land and sea to survive in a fragile environment subject to earthquake, drought, and flood. On your tour, you will visit the shellmounds of San Francisco Bay, salmon trappers of the northern streams, acorn gatherers of the Central Valley, Chumash villages on the Santa Barbara coast, and shamans who painted mysterious figures on stone. Fagan shows how archaeologists scientifically reconstruct this lost history from fragments of bone, shell, and stone, from travellers' and scholars' descriptions of vanished peoples, and from the stories told by the tribal members themselves. Join a famous archaeologist on this captivating journey and find out what important lessons this story has for California's future.
Category: Social Science

Orderly Anarchy

Author : Robert L. Bettinger
ISBN : 9780520283336
Genre : Social Science
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"A provocative and innovative reexamination of the trajectory of sociopolitical evolution among Native American groups in California, this book explains the region's prehistorically rich diversity of languages, populations, and environmental adaptations. Ethnographic and archaeological data and evolutionary, economic, and anthropological theory are often presented to explain the evolution of increasing social complexity and inequality. In this account, these same data and theories are employed to argue for an evolving pattern of 'orderly anarchy,' which featured small, inward-looking groups that, having devised a diverse range of ingenious solutions to the many environmental, technological, and social obstacles to resource intensification, were crowded onto what they had turned into the most densely populated landscape in aboriginal North America"--Provided by publishe
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California Maritime Archaeology

Author : Raab
ISBN : 0759113181
Genre : Social Science
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San Clemente Island serves as a microcosm of California maritime archaeology from prehistoric through historic times. The authors use findings from nearly two decades of research on the island to present a cultural history that defies many previous assumptions about the coastal prehistory of the Pacific Northwest.
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Indians Missionaries And Merchants

Author : Kent G. Lightfoot
ISBN : 9780520208247
Genre : Social Science
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Annotation An ethnohistorical and archaeological examination of the contrasting Native American colonial experience in California under Franciscan mission and Russian mercantile regimes, which had different impacts on Indian cultural integrity and eventual political recognition by the federal government.
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California Indians And Their Environment

Author : Kent Lightfoot
ISBN : 9780520942288
Genre : Nature
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Capturing the vitality of California's unique indigenous cultures, this major new introduction incorporates the extensive research of the past thirty years into an illuminating, comprehensive synthesis for a wide audience. Based in part on new archaeological findings, it tells how the California Indians lived in vibrant polities, each boasting a rich village life including chiefs, religious specialists, master craftspeople, dances, feasts, and ceremonies. Throughout, the book emphasizes how these diverse communities interacted with the state's varied landscape, enhancing its already bountiful natural resources through various practices centered around prescribed burning. A handy reference section, illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, describes the plants, animals, and minerals the California Indians used for food, basketry and cordage, medicine, and more. At a time when we are grappling with the problems of maintaining habitat diversity and sustainable economies, we find that these native peoples and their traditions have much to teach us about the future, as well as the past, of California.
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Survival Skills Of Native California

Author : Paul Douglas Campbell
ISBN : 0879059214
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.
Category: Social Science