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California Archaeology

Author: Michael J. Moratto
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483277356
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California Archaeology provides a compilation of knowledge for archeologists who are not California specialists. This book explains important cultural events and patterns discovered archeologically. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of California's historic and ancient environments as well as the evidence of Pleistocene human activity. This text then examines the glacial and other environmental conditions that would have influenced the origins, adaptations, and spread of the earliest North Americans. Other chapters consider how California's past is relevant to a wider understanding of human behavior. This book discusses as well the perceptions of Central Coast and San Francisco Bay region prehistory that have changed rapidly as a result of intensive fieldwork performed to comply with environmental law. The final chapter deals with the data of historical linguistics, which indicate something of the cultural relationships and events that might have occurred in the past. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists.

The Chumash World At European Contact

Author: Lynn H. Gamble
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271246
Size: 17.34 MB
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"The Chumash World at European Contact is a major achievement that will be required reading and a fundamental reference in a variety of disciplines for years to come."—Thomas C. Blackburn, editor of December's Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives "An extremely valuable synthesis of the historical, ethnographic, and archaeological record of one of the most remarkable populations of Native Californians."—Glenn J. Farris, Senior Archaeologist, California State Parks Department

The Arts Of The North American Indian

Author: Edwin L. Wade
Publisher: Hudson Hills
ISBN: 9780933920569
Size: 29.25 MB
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Looks at traditional Indian baskets, pottery, carvings, textiles, jewelry, and pictographs, discusses the meaning, traditions, and individuality of Indian art