Encyclopedia of Prehistory: Volume 6: North America

Encyclopedia of Prehistory: Volume 6: North America


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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory of humankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries, but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship ties play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and time periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group of populations sharing logical cultures.

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ISBN-13: 9781468471335
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 509
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Adena; C. Hays. Archaic Oregon Coast; R. Minor. Basketmaker; F. Smiley. Cascade; L. Davis. Central Plains Village; P.N. Peregrine. Cosumnes; P.N. Peregrine. Early Anasazi; J. Haas. Early and Middle High Plains Archaic; P.N. Peregrine. Early Desert Archaic; B. Roth. Early Eastern Archaic; I.R. Daniel. Early Eastern Woodland; A. Hunter. Early Hohokam; S. Lekson. Early Mogollon; S. Lekson. Early Paleo-Indian; K. Tankersley. Early Sierra Nevada; P.N. Peregrine. Early Southern California; C. King. Formative Oregon Coast; R. Minor. Fort Ancient; A.G. Henderson. Fremont; P. Dean. Harder; P.N. Peregrine. High Plains Late Prehistoric; P.N. Peregrine. Hopewell; P.N. Peregrine. Hotchkiss; P.N. Peregrine. Late Anasazi; M. Adler. Late Desert Archaic; P.N. Peregrine. Late Eastern Archaic; K. Sassaman. Late Eastern Woodland; G. Christiansen. Late High Plains Archaic; M.L. Larson. Late Hohokam; D. Doyel. Late Mogollon; J. Jefferson Reid. Late Paleo-Indian; P.N. Peregrine. Late Sierra Nevada; J. Mack. Late Southern California; J. Johnson, S. Berry. Middle Desert Archaic; W. Wills. Middle Eastern Archaic; K. Sassaman. Middle Eastern Woodland; J. Johnson. Mississippian; P.N. Peregrine. Northeast Late Woodland; D. Snow. Northeast Middle Woodland; D. Smith. Northern Plains Village; L. Zimmerman. Oneota; G. Gibbon. Patayan; P.N. Peregrine. Plains Archaic; B. Logan. Plains Woodland; M. Gregg. Proto-Iroquois; R. Hasenstab. San Dieguito; P.N. Peregrine. Tucaunon; P.N. Peregrine. Windmiller; P.N. Peregrine.

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