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Prehistory Of North America

Author : Mark Sutton
ISBN : 9781317345220
Genre : Social Science
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A Prehistory of North America covers the ever-evolving understanding of the prehistory of North America, from its initial colonization, through the development of complex societies, and up to contact with Europeans. This book is the most up-to-date treatment of the prehistory of North America. In addition, it is organized by culture area in order to serve as a companion volume to “An Introduction to Native North America.” It also includes an extensive bibliography to facilitate research by both students and professionals.
Category: Social Science

Women In Prehistory

Author : Cheryl Claassen
ISBN : 0812216024
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the 1960s, scholars constructed a model of cultural evolution in which men cooperated in the hunting of big game while women gathered plant food, "immobilized" by pregnancy and childcare. The essays in Women in Prehistory challenge this model as they reconsider women's social and economic roles, exploring the archaeological record to better understand the actions and status of prehistoric women. The fascinating case studies described here range from the earliest Paleoindian people to the societies present at the time of European contact in North America, societies as rich and varied as Maya and Chumash, Iroquois and Zapotec.
Category: Business & Economics

An Introduction To Native North America

Author : Mark Q. Sutton
ISBN : 9781317219644
Genre : History
File Size : 39.33 MB
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An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native Peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. It covers the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion and the impact of Europeans on Native cultures. A final chapter covers contemporary Native Americans, including issues of religion, health, and politics. In this updated and revised new edition, Mark Q. Sutton has expanded and improved the existing text as well as adding a new case study, updated the text with new research, and included new perspectives, particularly those of Native peoples. Featuring case studies of several tribes, as well as over 60 maps and images, An Introduction to Native North America is an indispensable tool to those studying the history of North America and Native Peoples of North America. .
Category: History

A Prehistory Of Western North America

Author : David Leedom Shaul
ISBN : 9780826354815
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family—in this case Uto-Aztecan—can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory. The main focus of Shaul’s work is the mapping of Uto-Aztecan. By presenting various models of Uto-Aztecan prehistory, by assessing multiple models simultaneously, and by guiding readers through areas where the evidence is not so clear, Shaul helps nonspecialists develop the tools needed for evaluating various historical linguistics models themselves. He evaluates both archaeological and genetic evidence as well, placing it carefully alongside the linguistic evidence he knows best. Shaul’s thorough treatment provides many new avenues for future research on the historical anthropology of western North America.
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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

Our Continent

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105031810737
Genre : Natural history
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The plant and animal life on this continent are described over a 4-billion-year time span.
Category: Natural history

The Rise And Fall Of North American Indians

Author : William Brandon
ISBN : 9781570984525
Genre : History
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The renowned history and author of The American Heritage Book of Indians traces the history of America's Indians from their arrival across the Bering Straight through their flourishing civilizations during the last millennium and their conquest and near-extinction at the hands of Europeans.
Category: History

Indigenous Peoples Of North America

Author : Robert James Muckle
ISBN : 9781442603561
Genre : Social Science
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In this thoughtful book, Robert J. Muckle provides a brief, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America from prehistory to the present.
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Advanced Civilizations Of Prehistoric America

Author : Frank Joseph
ISBN : 9781591431077
Genre : History
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Frank Joseph reveals that modern civilization in North America was preceded by four advanced cultures that rose and fell over the past three thousand years. How they achieved greatness and why they vanished so completely are explored in this unconventional prehistory.
Category: History