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Author Snow, Dean R., 1940- author.

Title The archaeology of Native North America / Dean R. Snow, Nancy Gonlin, Peter E. Siegel
Edition Second edition
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 305 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Eurasian origins -- The peopling of America -- Archaic cultures -- The Arctic and Subarctic -- Moundbuilders of the Eastern Woodlands -- The Mississippians -- The Northeastern forests -- The interior West -- The greater Southwest -- The West Coast -- The Gulf Rim and the Caribbean Islands -- Mesoamerica -- Archaeology in the modern world
Summary "The Archaeology of Native North America presents the ideas, evidence, and debates regarding the initial peopling of the continent by mobile bands of hunters and gatherers and the cultural evolution of their many lines of descent over the ensuing millennia. The emergence of farming, urban centers, and complex political organization paralleled similar developments in other world areas. With the arrival of Europeans to North America and the inevitable clashes of culture, colonizers and colonists were forever changed, also represented in the archaeological heritage of the continent. Unlike others, this book includes Mesoamerica and the Caribbean thus addressing broad regional interactions and the circulation of people, things, and ideas. This edition incorporates results of new archaeological research since publication of the first edition a decade earlier. Fifty-four new box features highlight selected archaeological sites, which are publicly accessible gateways into the study of North American archaeology. The features were authored by specialists with direct knowledge of the sites and their broad importance. Glossaries are provided at the end of every chapter to clarify specialized terminology. The book is directed to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking survey courses in American archaeology, as well as other advanced readers. It is extensively illustrated and includes citations to sources with their own robust bibliographies leading diligent readers deeper into the professional literature. The Archaeology of Native North America is the ideal text for courses in North American archaeology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Dean R. Snow is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. His archaeological research interests are in Iroquoian and Algonquian ethnohistory, American historical archaeology, paleodemography, and rock art. He has conducted research projects in Mexico, northeastern North America, and Europe. Nancy Gonlin is a Mesoamerican archaeologist who specializes in household archaeology, ritual and ideology, and archaeology of the night. She is a Professor of Anthropology at Bellevue College, Washington, USA. Her research and publications have centered on commoners in complex societies, whether working in Mexico, El Salvador, or Honduras. Peter E. Siegel is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Montclair State University, USA. He is a New World archaeologist with research interests in historical ecology, ethnoarchaeology, spatial analysis, and cosmological and political organization. He has conducted projects throughout eastern North America, much of the West Indies, lowland South America, and eastern Bolivia
Print version record
Subject Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
North America -- Antiquities.
United States -- Antiquities.
North America.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Gonlin, Nancy, author.
Siegel, Peter E., author.
LC no. 2018059724
ISBN 1315101157