Archaeology of Native North America

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Routledge, 4 sep. 2015 - 408 páginas

This comprehensive text is intended for the junior-senior level course in North American Archaeology. Written by accomplished scholar Dean Snow, this new text approaches native North America from the perspective of evolutionary ecology. Succinct, streamlined chapters present an extensive groundwork for supplementary material, or serve as a core text.The narrative covers all of Mesoamerica, and explicates the links between the part of North America covered by the United States and Canada and the portions covered by Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and the Greater Antilles. Additionally, book is extensively illustrated with the author's own research and findings.

 

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SPECIAL FEATURES
INTRODUCTION
The Difference between Biological and Cultural Evolution
Basic Concepts for the Study of Cultural Evolution
Ecological Approaches
North America and Human Potential
The Special Place of Rock
EURASIAN ORIGINS
ARCHAIC ADAPTATIONS
The Southerners
Later Burial Moundbuilders
The Beginnings of Platform Mounds
THE MOUNDBUILDERS
THE PEOPLING OF AMERICA
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Dean R. Snow is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Penn State University. He is an archaeologist who specializes in ethnohistoric and demographic problems. In recent years his work has led him into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approaches to these issues. He has conducted research in Mexico and in the northeastern region of North America, where his work on the Iroquois is particularly well known. His current research includes cyberinfrastructure and the development of large GIS databases designed to explore large-scale population movements over time and space. He is also currently researching the sexual dimorphism of human handprints and hand stencils in the Upper Paleolithic caves of France and Spain.

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