9780759108721

California Prehistory Colonization, Culture, and Complexity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780759108721

  • ISBN10:

    0759108722

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-16
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press

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Summary

Reader of original synthesizing articles for introductory courses on archaeology and native peoples of California.

Table of Contents

Archaeological progress since 1984p. 1
Late Pleistocene and Holocene environmentsp. 11
Postglacial evolution of coastal environmentsp. 35
One if by land, two if by sea : who were the first Californians?p. 53
Colonization technologies : fluted projectile points and the San Clemente Island woodworking/microblade complexp. 63
Linguistic prehistoryp. 71
Northwest California : ancient lifeways among forested mountains, flowing rivers, and Rocky Ocean shoresp. 83
Punctuated culture change in the San Francisco bay areap. 99
The central coast : a midlatitude Milieup. 125
The central valley : a view from the Catbird's seatp. 147
Models made of glass : a prehistory of Northeast Californiap. 165
The Sierra Nevada : archaeology in the range of lightp. 177
Prehistory of the Northern California bight and the adjacent transverse rangesp. 191
Prehistory of the southern bight : models for a new millenniump. 215
Advances in understanding Mojave Desert prehistoryp. 229
The Colorado Desert : ancient adaptations to wetlands and wastelandsp. 247
Prehistoric material conveyancep. 259
Rock art in the Golden State : pictographs and petroglyphs, portable and panoramicp. 273
Prehistoric mitochondrial DNA and population movementsp. 291
Colonization, culture, and complexityp. 299
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