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Of Caves And Shell Mounds

Author : Patty Jo Watson
ISBN : 9780817308056
Genre : History
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Ancient human groups in the Eastern Woodlands of North America were long viewed as homogeneous and stable hunter-gatherers, changing little until the late prehistoric period when Mesoamerican influences were thought to have stimulated important economic and social developments. The authors in this volume offer new, contrary evidence to dispute this earlier assumption, and their studies demonstrate the vigor and complexity of prehistoric peoples in the North American Midwest and Midsouth. These peoples gathered at favored places along midcontinental streams to harvest mussels and other wild foods and to inter their dead in the shell mounds that had resulted from their riverside activities. They created a highly successful, pre-maize agricultural system beginning more than 4,000 years ago, established far-flung trade networks, and explored and mined the world's longest caveā€”the Mammoth Cave System in Kentucky. Contributors include: Kenneth C. Carstens, Cheryl Ann Munson, Guy Prentice, Kenneth B. Tankersley, Philip J. DiBlasi, Mary C. Kennedy, Jan Marie Hemberger, Gail E. Wagner, Christine K. Hensley, Valerie A. Haskins, Nicholas P. Herrmann, Mary Lucas Powell, Cheryl Claassen, David H. Dye, and Patty Jo Watson
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Prehistory

Author : Peter N. Peregrine
ISBN : 0306462605
Genre : History
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The "Encyclopedia of Prehistory," with regionally organizedentries on each major archaeological tradition, is a comprehensiveoverview of human history from two million years ago to the historicperiod. Prepared under the auspices and with the support of the HumanRelations Area Files, and an internationally distinguished advisoryboard, the encyclopedia is written by noted experts in the field andedited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. These volumes employcomparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to useand compare."Volume 6" focuses on "North America."
Category: History


Author : Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology
ISBN : UCLA:31158001533776
Genre : America
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Pre Historic Times

Author : Sir John Lubbock
ISBN : OXFORD:600014262
Genre : Antiquities
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Category: Antiquities

Popular Science Library

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ISBN : UIUC:30112111479736
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

Southeastern Archaeology

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ISBN : IND:30000085316036
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Annual Report

Author : Cave Research Foundation
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122040020
Genre : Caves
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Category: Caves