Bioarchaeological Studies of Life in the Age of Agriculture

Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN : 081731007X
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (817 users)

Download or read book Bioarchaeological Studies of Life in the Age of Agriculture written by Patricia M. Lambert and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2000-02-09 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Investigations of skeletal remains from key archaeological sites reveal new data and offer insights on prehistoric life and health in the Southeast. The shift from foraging to farming had important health consequences for prehistoric peoples, but variations in health existed within communities that had made this transition. This new collection draws on the rich bioarchaeological record of the Southeastern United States to explore variability in health and behavior within the age of agriculture. It offers new perspectives on human adaptation to various geographic and cultural landscapes across the entire Southeast, from Texas to Virginia, and presents new data from both classic and little-known sites. The contributors question the reliance on simple cause-and-effect relationships in human health and behavior by addressing such key bioarchaeological issues as disease history and epidemiology, dietary composition and sufficiency, workload stress, patterns of violence, mortuary practices, and biological consequences of European contact. They also advance our understanding of agriculture by showing that uses of maize were more varied than has been previously supposed. Representing some of the best work being done today by physical anthropologists, this volume provides new insights into human adaptation for both archaeologists and osteologists. It attests to the heterogeneous character of Southeastern societies during the late prehistoric and early historic periods while effectively detailing the many factors that have shaped biocultural evolution. Contributors include: Patricia S. Bridges, Elizabeth Monaham Driscoll, Debra L. Gold, Dale L. Hutchinson, Keith P. Jacobi, Patricia M. Lambert, Clark Spencer Larsen, Lynette Norr, Mary Lucas Powell, Marianne Reeves, Lisa Sattenspiel, Margaret J. Schoeninger, Mark R. Schurr, Leslie E. Sering, David S. Weaver, and Matthew A. Williamson

Tatham Mound

Publisher : Avon Books
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ISBN : 9780380713097
Pages : 522 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (713 users)

Download or read book Tatham Mound written by Piers Anthony and published by Avon Books. This book was released on 1992 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sent by the spirits, Hotfoot, a native American prophet, travels among the various tribes of North America to deliver his people from the devastation that awaits them. Reprint.

Historical Dictionary of Early North America

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 0810865513
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Early North America written by Cameron B. Wesson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004-10-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Those unfamiliar with the prehistory of North America have a general perception of the cultures of the continent that includes Native Americans living in tipis, wearing feathered headdresses and buckskin clothing, and following migratory bison herds on the Great Plains. Although these practices were part of some Native American societies, they do not adequately represent the diversity of cultural practices by the overwhelming majority of Native American peoples. Media misrepresentations shaped by television and movies along with a focus on select regions and periods in the history of the United States have produced an extremely distorted view of the indigenous inhabitants of the continent and their cultures. The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and complex history of human occupation in North America, covering its distinct culture as well as areas of the Arctic, California, Eastern Woodlands, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southwest, and Subarctic. Complete with maps, a chronology that spans the history from 11,000 B.C. to A.D. 1850, an introductory essay, more than 700 dictionary entries, and a comprehensive bibliography, this reference is a valuable tool for scholars and students. An appendix of museums that have North American collections and a listing of archaeological sites that allow tours by the public also make this an accessible guide to the interested lay reader and high school student.

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000403610
Pages : 578 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

Download or read book Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas written by Lee M. Panich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-19 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas brings together scholars from across the hemisphere to examine how archaeology can highlight the myriad ways that Indigenous people have negotiated colonial systems from the fifteenth century through to today. The contributions offer a comprehensive look at where the archaeology of colonialism has been and where it is heading. Geographically diverse case studies highlight longstanding theoretical and methodological issues as well as emerging topics in the field. The organization of chapters by key issues and topics, rather than by geography, fosters exploration of the commonalities and contrasts between historical contingencies and scholarly interpretations. Throughout the volume, Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors grapple with the continued colonial nature of archaeology and highlight Native perspectives on the potential of using archaeology to remember and tell colonial histories. This volume is the ideal starting point for students interested in how archaeology can illuminate Indigenous agency in colonial settings. Professionals, including academic and cultural resource management archaeologists, will find it a convenient reference for a range of topics related to the archaeology of colonialism in the Americas.

Timucua

Publisher : VNR AG
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ISBN : 9781557864888
Pages : 235 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (864 users)

Download or read book Timucua written by Jerald T. Milanich and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1996-08-14 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Timucua were a Native American people who thrived for centuries in the southeastern portion of what is now the US. In this study, Jerald T. Milanich uses information from archaeological excavations and historical documents to uncover details of the Timucua group's existence and eventual extinction. The Timucua were among the first Native Americans to come in contact with Europeans when the Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the Florida coast in 1513. Two hundred and fifty years after the explorer's voyage the Timucua had disappeared, extinguished by the ravages of colonialism. Thousands of archaeological sites, village middens, and sand and shell mounds still dot the landscape, however, offering mute testimony to the former presence of this people and their ancestors.

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313021899
Pages : 1488 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes] written by Linda S. Cordell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.

A Road Course in Early American Literature

Publisher : University Alabama Press
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ISBN : 0817320830
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (817 users)

Download or read book A Road Course in Early American Literature written by Thomas Hallock and published by University Alabama Press. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays that fuse literary scholarship and personal travelogue to explore American identity

The De Soto Chronicles Vol 1 & 2

Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN : 0817308245
Pages : 600 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (817 users)

Download or read book The De Soto Chronicles Vol 1 & 2 written by Lawrence A. Clayton and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1995-05-30 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1993 Choice Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine. The De Soto expedition was the first major encounter of Europeans with North American Indians in the eastern half of the United States. De Soto and his army of over 600 men, including 200 cavalry, spent four years traveling through what is now Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. For anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians the surviving De Soto chronicles are valued for the unique ethnological information they contain. These documents, available here in a two volume set, are the only detailed eyewitness records of the most advanced native civilization in North America—the Mississippian culture—a culture that vanished in the wake of European contact.

Tatham Mound

Publisher : William Morrow & Company
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ISBN : 9780688101404
Pages : 522 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Tatham Mound written by Piers Anthony and published by William Morrow & Company. This book was released on 1991 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Florida Indian warrior Tale Teller, who possesses the gift of languages, embarks on a mission to unite the tribes of Florida and Central America against de Soto and the invading Conquistadores

The A to Z of Early North America

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810863392
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (863 users)

Download or read book The A to Z of Early North America written by Cameron B. Wesson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Those unfamiliar with the prehistory of North America have a general perception of the cultures of the continent that includes Native Americans living in tipis, wearing feathered headdresses and buckskin clothing, and following migratory bison herds on the Great Plains. Although these practices were part of some Native American societies, they do not adequately represent the diversity of cultural practices by the overwhelming majority of Native American peoples. Media misrepresentations shaped by television and movies along with a focus on select regions and periods in the history of the United States have produced an extremely distorted view of the indigenous inhabitants of the continent and their cultures. The indigenous populations of North America created impressive societies, engaged in trade, and had varied economic, social, and religious cultures. Over the past century, archaeological and ethnological research throughout all regions of North America has revealed much about the indigenous peoples of the continent. This book examines the long and complex history of human occupation in North America, covering its distinct culture as well as areas of the Arctic, California, Eastern Woodlands, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southwest, and Subarctic. Complete with maps, a chronology that spans the history from 11,000 B.C. to A.D. 1850, an introductory essay, more than 700 dictionary entries, and a comprehensive bibliography, this reference is a valuable tool for scholars and students. An appendix of museums that have North American collections and a listing of archaeological sites that allow tours by the public also make this an accessible guide to the interested lay reader and high school student.

Native and Spanish New Worlds

Publisher : University of Arizona Press
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ISBN : 0816599858
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (816 users)

Download or read book Native and Spanish New Worlds written by Clay Mathers and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2013-04-18 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spanish-led entradas—expeditions bent on the exploration and control of new territories—took place throughout the sixteenth century in what is now the southern United States. Although their impact was profound, both locally and globally, detailed analyses of these encounters are notably scarce. Focusing on several major themes—social, economic, political, military, environmental, and demographic—the contributions gathered here explore not only the cultures and peoples involved in these unique engagements but also the wider connections and disparities between these borderlands and the colonial world in general during the first century of Native–European contact in North America. Bringing together research from both the southwestern and southeastern United States, this book offers a comparative synthesis of Native–European contacts and their consequences in both regions. The chapters also engage at different scales of analysis, from locally based research to macro-level evaluations, using documentary, paleoclimatic, and regional archaeological data. No other volume assembles such a wide variety of archaeological, ethnohistorical, environmental, and biological information to elucidate the experience of Natives and Europeans in the early colonial world of Northern New Spain, and the global implications of entradas during this formative period in borderlands history.

American Indian Mounds

Publisher : Timothy Whittaker
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ISBN : 0977044025
Pages : 68 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (977 users)

Download or read book American Indian Mounds written by Timothy Whittaker and published by Timothy Whittaker. This book was released on 2010-02-02 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains a comprehensive list of North American Indian Mounds.

Early Modern Ecostudies

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230617948
Pages : 310 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

Download or read book Early Modern Ecostudies written by I. Kamps and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume interrogate the unique and often problematic relationship between early modern cultural studies and ecocriticism, providing theoretical insights and models for a future practice that successfully wed the two disciplines.