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Author Bourque, Bruce J. (Bruce Joseph)

Title The swordfish hunters : the history and ecology of an ancient American sea people / Bruce Bourque
Published Piermont, N.H. : Bunker Hill Pub., [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 191 pages :) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. THE RED PAINT PEOPLE, ARCHAEOLOGY, AND ME; 2. THE WORLD 4,000 YEARS AGO; 3. DISCOVERING THE TURNER FARM SITE; 4. DISCOVERING THE MOOREHEAD PHASE; 5. GLEANING INFORMATION FROM THE ARTIFACTS; 6. PARSING THE MOOREHEAD PHASE; 7. EXPLAINING THE MOOREHEAD PHASE: PART 1; 8. EXPLAINING THE MOOREHEAD PHASE: PART 2; 9. CONCLUSION; Notes; Glossary; B; C; E; F; H; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; Z; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Summary Thousands of years ago, Maine's Red Paint People, so called because of the red ochre in their burial sites, were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. This book explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture. Anyone with even a passing interest in New England's deep maritime roots must read this book. In the closing years of the nineteenth ce
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-185) and index
Subject Coastal archaeology -- Maine.
Fish remains (Archaeology) -- Maine -- Atlantic Coast.
Indians of North America -- Maine -- Atlantic Coast -- Antiquities.
Red Paint culture.
Swordfish fishing -- Maine -- History.
Underwater archaeology -- Maine.
Atlantic Coast (Me.) -- Antiquities.
Maine, Gulf of -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012937196
ISBN 1593730381
1593731159
9781593730383
9781593731151