Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - History - 941 pages
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This encyclopaedia offers a tapestry of data, descriptions, speculation, facts and theories, and provides a comprehensive introduction to the early inhabitants and cultures of continental North America. It explores each cultural area, its major social complexes, important archaelogical sites, food resources, and pioneering archaelogists. It also covers topics such as tool types, archaeoastronomy, charmstones, shell money, fire use, nutting stone, bow and arrow, burial mounds, and rock art. A reader's guide, providing an overview of North American prehistory and its study, and an extensive name and subject index make this work accessible to both students and professionals alike.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
ix
Entries by Culture Area
xxix
Contributors
lxi

Common terms and phrases

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About the author (1998)

Ames is Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University.

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