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Author Huffman, Tom, (Thomas N.), 1944- author.

Title Paradigms in conflict: : cognitive archaeology on the High Plains / Thomas N. Huffman, Frank Lee Earley
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 266 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Archaeology- discoveries of the past
Contents Chapter 1. -- Wallace: Upper Republican or Apishapa? -- Chapter 2. -- Wallace rock art -- Chapter 3. -- A geophysical survey of the Wallace and Hobson Sites -- Chapter 4. -- Apishapa, the Wallace site, and the Great Basin desert culture -- Chapter 5. -- Apishapa rock art and Great Basin pilgrimages -- Chapter 6. -- Sopris -- Chapter 7. -- Sopris rock art -- Chapter 8. -- Interaction on the High Plains: Apishapa, Sopris, and High Plains Upper Republican -- Chapter 9. -- Subsistence and economy -- Chapter 10. -- Trade and warfare -- Chapter 11. -- Archaeology, culture history, and cultural identity
Summary "Paradigms in Conflict presents an anthropologically grounded alternative to Culture History and Culture Ecology. By using principles derived from the ethnography of descendant (or closely related) peoples, the book explains three contemporaneous archaeological cultures in the High Plains and the Southwest of North America: High Plains Upper Republican, Apishipa, and Sopris. Rather than hunter/gatherers, High Plains Upper Republican people at the Wallace site were maize farmers as well as bison hunters. In contrast, Apishapa people were hunter/gatherers but were probably Numic speakers from the Great Basin, while Sopris people were not related to Apishapa but to the Tanoan group of Pueblo people. In keeping with their worldview, the rock art at the Wallace site reflected supernatural protection of shield-bearing warriors on the one hand and the cosmic origins of humanity on the other. Pilgrimages led by shamans provided the social context of rock art in the Apishapa valley, while Sopris rock art varied according to the concentric zones around the core of Pueblo-like villages: maize agriculture in zone 2, hunting shrines in zone 3 and rain control in zone 4. Our ethnographically informed approach helps to unite rock art with traditional dirt archaeology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 12, 2022)
Subject Cognition and culture -- High Plains (U.S.)
Ethnoarchaeology -- High Plains (U.S.)
Archaeology and history -- High Plains (U.S.)
Anthropology and history -- High Plains (U.S.)
Anthropology and history
Archaeology and history
Cognition and culture
United States -- High Plains
Form Electronic book
Author Earley, Frank Lee, author.
LC no. 2022002147
ISBN 9781685075996
Other Titles Cognitive archaeology on the High Plains