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From the Pleistocene to the Holocene

Human Organization and Cultural Transformations in Prehistoric North America

Author: C. Britt Bousman,Bradley J. Vierra

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603447601

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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The end of the Pleistocene era brought dramatic environmental changes to small bands of humans living in North America: changes that affected subsistence, mobility, demography, technology, and social relations. The transition they made from Paleoindian (Pleistocene) to Archaic (Early Holocene) societies represents the first major cultural shift that took place solely in the Americas. This event—which manifested in ways and at times much more varied than often supposed—set the stage for the unique developments of behavioral complexity that distinguish later Native American prehistoric societies. Using localized studies and broad regional syntheses, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of adaptations to the dynamic and changing environmental and cultural landscapes that occurred between the Pleistocene and early portion of the Holocene. The authors' research areas range from Northern Mexico to Alaska and across the continent to the American Northeast, synthesizing the copious available evidence from well-known and recent excavations.With its methodologically and geographically diverse approach, From the Pleistocene to the Holocene: Human Organization and Cultural Transformations in Prehistoric North America provides an overview of the present state of knowledge regarding this crucial transformative period in Native North America. It offers a large-scale synthesis of human adaptation, reflects the range of ideas and concepts in current archaeological theoretical approaches, and acts as a springboard for future explanations and models of prehistoric change.

Human origin sites and the World Heritage Convention in the Americas, volume I

Author: UNESCO Office Mexico

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 923100140X

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Page: 222

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Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual

Author: April M. Beisaw

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349026X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1730

Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts. Using the basic principles outlined here, the bones of any vertebrate animal, including humans, can be identified and their relevance to common research questions can be better understood. Because the interpretation of archaeological sites depends heavily on the analysis of surrounding materials—soils, artifacts, and floral and faunal remains—it is important that non-human remains be correctly distinguished from human bones, that distinctions between domesticated and wild or feral animals be made correctly, and that evidence of the reasons for faunal remains in the site be recognized. But the ability to identify and analyze animal bones is a skill that is not easy to learn from a traditional textbook. In Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones, veteran archaeologist and educator April Beisaw guides readers through the stages of identification and analysis with sample images and data, also illustrating how specialists make analytical decisions that allow for the identification of the smallest fragments of bone. Extensive additional illustrative material, from the author’s own collected assemblages and from those in the Archaeological Analytical Research Facility at Binghamton University in New York, are also available in the book’s online supplement. There, readers can view and interact with images to further understanding of the principles explained in the text.

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Author: Barbara Mills,Severin Fowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978425

Category: Social Science

Page: 888

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The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during this time the Southwest has repeatedly stood at the forefront of the development of new archaeological methods and theories. Moreover, research in the Southwest has long been a key site of collaboration between archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, linguists, biological anthropologists, and indigenous intellectuals. This volume marks the most ambitious effort to take stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of the American Southwest. Over seventy top scholars have joined forces to produce an unparalleled survey of state of archaeological knowledge in the region. Themed chapters on particular methods and theories are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of the culture histories of particular archaeological sequences, from the initial Paleoindian occupation, to the rise of a major ritual center in Chaco Canyon, to the onset of the Spanish and American imperial projects. The result is an essential volume for any researcher working in the region as well as any archaeologist looking to take the pulse of contemporary trends in this key research tradition.

Paleoamerican Odyssey

Author: Kelly E. Graf,Caroline V. Ketron,Michael R. Waters

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 573

View: 481

As research continues on the earliest migration of modern humans into North and South America, the current state of knowledge about these first Americans is continually evolving. Especially with recent advances in human genomic studies, both of living populations and ancient skeletal remains, new light is being shed in the ongoing quest toward understanding the full complexity and timing of prehistoric migration patterns. Paleoamerican Odyssey collects thirty-one studies presented at the 2013 conference by the same name, hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University. Providing an up-to-date view of the current state of knowledge in paleoamerican studies, the research gathered in this volume, presented by leaders in the field, focuses especially on late Pleistocene Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North and South America, as well as dispersal routes, molecular genetics, and Clovis and pre-Clovis archaeology.

Paleoindian Or Paleoarchaic?

Great Basin Human Ecology at the Pleistocene/holocene Transition

Author: Kelly E. Graf,Dave N. Schmitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874809114

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 6662

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.

Antiquity

Author: Antiquity Publications Ltd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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BAR International Series

Author: Russell Dale Guthrie,Scott Craig Gerlach,Maribeth Suzanne Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841712369

Category: Archaeology

Page: 306

View: 8759

23 papers, mostly from the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association marking the retirement of R D Guthrie in 1996 and reflecting his interests in archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, palaeoecology and taphonomy. The papers are divided into three sections: Palaeoecology, including studies of Pleistocene and Holocene horses, otters, bison and human populations; Archaeology, including the evidence from the remains of cod, salmon, seals and whales from sites in Alaska, Newfoundland and the Arctic; Methods, with examinations of kill and butchering sites.

People and Wildlife in Northern North America

Essays in Honor of R. Dale Guthrie

Author: Russell Dale Guthrie

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 2783

The collection of 22 papers gathered to honour Russell Dale Guthrie, archaeologist, anthropologist, and palaeonthologist who is working on a wide variety of quaternary and evolutionary topics related to the northern parts of North America. The volume is divided into three sections, Paleoecology, Archaeology and Methods. The topics range from palaeoecology and archaeology of British Columbia, fauna of Canada and Alaska, prehistoric faunal remains on the north coast of North America to examination of butchering sites, hunting strategies, studies of food utility indices etc. Editorial Assistants: Meg L. Thornton, Tom Flanigan, Joshua Reuther and Mark C. Diab. Contributors: P.M. Anderson, P.M. Bowers, J.W. Brink, L.B. Brubaker, A. Cannon, R. DeAngelo, A. Demma, M.C. Diab, J.C. Driver, A.S. Dyke, J. Fee, T.M. Friesen, D.M. Georgina, S.C. Gerlach, T.E. Gillispie, R.D. Guthrie, D. Hanson, G. Hare, C.R. Harington, J.L. Hofman, B. Kooyman, K.D. Kusmer, A.P. McCartney, A. Magoun, P. Matheus, R.O. Mills, M.L. Moss, M. Nagy, W.W. Oswalt, B. Saleeby, D.L. Sandgathe, R. Sattler, J.M. Savelle, A.V. Sher, R.O. Stephenson, M.L. Thornton, L.C. Todd, P. Valkenberg, D.M. Vinson and D.R. Yesner.

Antiquity

Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

Late Paleoindian Occupation of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Early Holocene Projectile Points and Land Use in the High Country

Author: Bonnie L. Pitblado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 8655

Annotation In this revision of her dissertation, Pitblado (anthropology, Utah State U.) presents a substantial analysis based on a regional comparison of 589 late Paleoindian projectile points from the Rockies, Plains, Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin areas of Colorado and Utah. Her analysis considers the land use strategies employed by people in the southern Rockies region 10,000-7,500 years ago. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Review of Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arkansas

Page: N.A

View: 6321

Dalton settlement in the Arkoma Basin of eastern Oklahoma

Author: Jesse A. M. Ballenger,Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arkoma Basin (Ark. and Okla.)

Page: 57

View: 5920

Handbook of North American Indians

Environment, origins, and population

Author: Douglas H. Ubelaker,William C. Sturtevant

Publisher: US Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160775116

Category: History

Page: 1156

View: 3783

Encyclopedic summary of prehistory, history, cultures and political and social aspects of native peoples in Siberia, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

Guide

A Guide to Departments, a Directory of Members

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7839

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

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Ayla und das Lied der Höhlen

Roman

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641067987

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 3555

Genauestens recherchiert und grandios erzählt Von Millionen Lesern sehnsüchtig erwartet: Jean M. Auel legt nun den krönenden Höhepunkt ihrer Steinzeit-Saga vor, einer der erfolgreichsten Romanserien aller Zeiten. Ayla wird von der großen Heilerin der Neunten Höhle als Nachfolgerin auserkoren. Sie bricht auf zu Reisen der Initiation voller Erkenntnisse und Gefahren. Dabei merkt sie kaum, wie sehr ihre Beziehung zu Jondalar darunter leidet . . .

Die Enzyklopädie der Erde

Author: Michael Allaby,Barbara Knesl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866900660

Category:

Page: 608

View: 8435

Nachschlagewerk; Erdgeschichte; Erde; Planet.

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