Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast

Author: Claude Chapdelaine

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603447903

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The Far Northeast, a peninsula incorporating the six New England states, New York east of the Hudson, Quebec south of the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Maritime Provinces, provided the setting for a distinct chapter in the peopling of North America. Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast focuses on the Clovis pioneers and their eastward migration into this region, inhospitable before 13,500 years ago, especially in its northern latitudes. Bringing together the last decade or so of research on the Paleoindian presence in the area, Claude Chapdelaine and the contributors to this volume discuss, among other topics, the style variations in the fluted points left behind by these migrating peoples, a broader disparity than previously thought. This book offers not only an opportunity to review new data and interpretations in most areas of the Far Northeast, including a first glimpse at the Cliche-Rancourt Site, the only known fluted point site in Quebec, but also permits these new findings to shape revised interpretations of old sites. The accumulation of research findings in the Far Northeast has been steady, and this timely book presents some of the most interesting results, offering fresh perspectives on the prehistory of this important region.

Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf

A Global Review

Author: Amanda M. Evans,Joseph C. Flatman,Nicholas C. Flemming

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461496357

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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The chapters in this edited volume present multi-disciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. Each chapter represents an extension of the known prehistoric record beyond the modern shoreline. Case studies represent central themes of landscape change, climate change and societal development, using new technologies for mapping, monitoring and managing these sites.

Human Colonization of the Arctic: The Interaction Between Early Migration and the Paleoenvironment

Author: V.M. Kotlyakov,A. A. Velichko,S. A. Vasil'ev

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128135336

Category: Science

Page: 650

View: 8084

Human Colonization of the Arctic: The Interaction Between Early Migration and the Paleoenvironment explores the relationship between humans and the environment during this early time of colonization, utilizing analytical methods from both the social and natural sciences to develop a unique, interdisciplinary approach that gives the reader a much broader understanding of the interrelationship between humanity and the environment. As colonization of the polar region was intermittent and irregular, based on how early humans interacted with the land, this book provides a glance into how humans developed new ways to make the region more habitable. The book applies not only to the physical continents, but also the arctic waters. This is how humans succeeded in crossing the Bering Strait and water area between Canadian Arctic Islands. About 4500 years ago , humans reached the northern extremity of Greenland and were able to live through the months of polar nights by both adapting to, and making, changes in their environment. Written by pioneering experts who understand the relationship between humans and the environment in the arctic Addresses why the patterns of colonization were so irregular Includes coverage of the earliest examples of humans, developing an understanding of ecosystem services for economic development in extreme climates Covers both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

Prehistory of North America

Author: Mark Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317345231

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7939

A Prehistory of North America covers the ever-evolving understanding of the prehistory of North America, from its initial colonization, through the development of complex societies, and up to contact with Europeans. This book is the most up-to-date treatment of the prehistory of North America. In addition, it is organized by culture area in order to serve as a companion volume to “An Introduction to Native North America.” It also includes an extensive bibliography to facilitate research by both students and professionals.

Ice Age People of North America

Environments, Origins, and Adaptations

Author: Robson Bonnichsen,Karen L. Turnmire

Publisher: Oregon State University Press


Category: History

Page: 536

View: 3686

This volume provides an up-to-date summary of important new discoveries from Northeast Asia and North America that are changing perceptions about the origin of the First Americans. Even though the peopling of the Americas has been the focus of scientific investigations for more than half a century, there is still no definitive evidence that will allow specialists to say when the First Americans initially arrived or who they were. However, this in no way diminishes the significance of the many new contributions being made in the field. The nineteen papers collected here provide regional archaeological syntheses and address such topics as ice marginal dynamics, the impact of plant nutrients in glacial margins, and periglacial ecology of large mammals. The concluding chapter discusses conceptual frameworks used to explain the peopling of the Americas.

Reclaiming the ancestors

decolonizing a taken prehistory of the far Northeast

Author: Frederick Matthew Wiseman

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England


Category: History

Page: 287

View: 8663

Combining personal history and scientific training with archaeological and paleoecological data, Wiseman provides a new perspective on the 11,000-year history of the Wabanaki of the East Coast.

The Pleistocene Perspective

The World Archaeological Congress, 1-7 September 1986, Southampton and London

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology, Prehistoric

Page: N.A

View: 5188


Patterns in Prehistory

Humankind's First Three Million Years

Author: Robert J. Wenke,Deborah Olszewski

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195169287

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

View: 1788

Who are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of complex societies, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and thematic approach to the four great transformations--or patterns--that characterize humanity's past: the origins and evolution of culture; the origins of modern humans and human behaviors; the origins of agriculture; and the origins of complex societies, civilizations, and pre-industrial states. Integrating theoretical approaches with archaeological data from the Middle East, Mesoamerica, North and South America, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and temperate Europe, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, reveals how archaeologists decipher the past. It demonstrates how theory and method are combined to derive interpretations and also considers how interpretations evolve as a result of accumulating data, technological advances in recording and analyzing data sets, and newer theoretical perspectives. This new edition of Patterns in Prehistory provides: * Fresh insights with the addition of coauthor Deborah Olszewski, who has carefully reviewed and revamped the material with an eye toward making the text clearly understandable to today's students * Updated discussions throughout, including expanded information on post-processual archaeology, current methodologies, and technological advances * Approximately 250 illustrations and maps, more than half of which are new to this edition * Groundbreaking research on new discoveries of hominin fossils, genetic research, prehistoric migrations, the peopling of the Americas, and theories of the origins of agriculture and the origins of complex societies * Timelines for all relevant chapters as well as an overarching timeline for the entire book to help students place events in context * Extensively updated chapter bibliographies and chapter endnotes

The ancient Californians

Rancholabrean hunters of the Mojave Lakes country

Author: Emma Lou Davis

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 193

View: 805


Current research in Chinese Pleistocene archaeology

Author: Chen Shen,Society for American Archaeology. Meeting

Publisher: BAR


Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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These twelve papers, taken from a symposium held by the Society for American Archaeology in Philadelphia in 2000, provide an overview of recent developments in our understanding of the Chinese Palaeolithic. Papers include a retrospective of the last fifty years of Palaeolithic archaeology and studies of the role of Davidson Black, the palaeoenvironment, diet and behaviour of hominids, faunal evidence and dating methods. The sites of Xiaochangliang and Panxian Dadong receive particular attention. All papers are in English.

People and Wildlife in Northern North America

Essays in Honor of R. Dale Guthrie

Author: Russell Dale Guthrie

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: History

Page: 306

View: 1095

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.

The Origins of Modern Humans

A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence

Author: Fred H. Smith,Frank Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780845102336

Category: Human evolution

Page: 590

View: 7647

Chapter on Australasia separately annotated; see Wolpoff, M.H. and others.

South-eastern Mediterranean Peoples Between 130,000 and 10,000 Years Ago

Author: Elena A. A. Garcea

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 2932

The Upper Pleistocene era encompassed a period of dramatic cultural developments in the south-eastern Mediterranean basin. This book highlights and synthesizes the latest research and current scientific debate on the archaeology of this time period in North Africa and the Near East.


The Archaeology Of Northernmost Eurasia

Author: Leonid Pavlovich Khlobystin,William W. Fitzhugh

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9780967342962

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 688


The desert's past

a natural prehistory of the Great Basin

Author: Donald K. Grayson

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr


Category: History

Page: 356

View: 6721

Traces the history of the Great Basin from twenty-five thousand years ago to the present, and looks at the area's natural history, archaelogy, and geology

Paleoecology of Beringia

Author: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Symposium,Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research,David Moody Hopkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Paleoecology

Page: 489

View: 1161

Product of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Symposium held June 8-17, 1979 in Burg Wartenstein. However, all contributions have been revised since the conference and many of the reports are substantially different. Fossil and botanical evidence is examined to determine the environment of Beringia during the last Ice Age.


origins and adaptations

Author: Robson Bonnichsen,Oregon State University. Center for the Study of the First Americans

Publisher: Center for the Study of the First


Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 9363



A Guide to Departments, a Directory of Members

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 1289