THE GREAT BASIN A NATURAL PREHISTORY

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The Great Basin

Author : Donald Grayson
ISBN : 9780520267473
Genre : Nature
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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

Deserts Past Pb

Author : GRAYSON DONALD K
ISBN : 1560989335
Genre : Science
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Main Selection, Natural Science Book Club. Spanning 25,000 years and covering topics that range from Pleistocene glaciers to the ill-fated Donner Party, The Desert's Past presents the first complete synthesis of the environmental and human history of North America's Great Basin.
Category: Science

Paleoindian Or Paleoarchaic

Author : Kelly E. Graf
ISBN : 0874809118
Genre : Social Science
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Offers an updated perspective of human ecology and organization during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Great Basin, 13,000-8,000 years ago, with special regard to whether these hunter-gatherers possessed a Paleoindian or Paleoarchaic lifeway.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology In The Great Basin And Southwest

Author : Nancy J. Parezo
ISBN : 1607812835
Genre : Social Science
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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 Colorado Plateau

Author : Steven R Simms
ISBN : 9781315434964
Genre : Social Science
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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: Social Science

Prehistoric Lifeways In The Great Basin Wetlands

Author : Brian E. Hemphill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028534266
Genre : Social Science
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An examination of how the earliest inhabitants of the Great Basin in Nevada, Utah, and Oregon made use of the ancient marshes and lakes
Category: Social Science

From The Pleistocene To The Holocene

Author : C. Britt Bousman
ISBN : 9781603447607
Genre : Social Science
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"Most chapters began as papers for a symposium on Paleoindian-Archaic transitions in North America, given at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Salt Lake City in 2005. Not all presenters submitted a chapter, so others were solicited to expand the geographic coverage of the volume."--Chapter 1.
Category: Social Science

The Great Basin

Author : Catherine S. Fowler
ISBN : 1930618956
Genre : History
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This book is about a place, the Great Basin of western North America, and about the lifeways of Native American people who lived there during the past 13,000 years. The authors highlight the ingenious solutions people devised to sustain themselves in a difficult environment. The Great Basin is a semiarid and often harsh land, but one with life-giving oases. As the weather fluctuated from year to year, and the climate from decade to decade or even from one millennium to the next, the availability of water, plants, and animals also fluctuated. Only people who learned the land intimately and could read the many signs of its changing moods were successful. The evidence of their success is often subtle and difficult to interpret from the few and fragile remains left behind for archaeologists to discover. These ancient fragments of food and baskets, hats and hunting decoys, traps and rock art and the lifeways they reflect are the subject of this well-illustrated book.
Category: History