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The Paleoindian and Early Archaic Southeast Kindle Edition
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"The research base for this book has been accumulating for over 20 years. This is a timely synthesis by southeastern archaeologists and will serve as a benchmark study to be used by scholars both within and outside the Southeast." --Albert C. Goodyear, Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of South Carolina --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
David G. Anderson is an Archaeologist with the National Park Service in Tallahassee, Florida. Kenneth E. Sassaman is an Archaeologist with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology in Columbia.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00PLIRPH2
- Publisher : University Alabama Press (15 September 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 25697 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 542 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0817308350
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The book covers the entire southeastern region, with site reports and syntheses from Florida out to Arkansas and north to Virginia. It presents a good picture of what we know of the first human settlers in this region, including their believed use of "staging areas" - that is, places the first settlers could learn about their new environments before moving outward into more marginal territory - as well as the environmental factors, such as stone outcrops and plant and animal communities, that would have affected patterns of human settlement.
My only complaint against the book, like so many others in archaeology, is that it does not address what is known or what could be known of the cultures themselves beyond the merely physical. That is, there is far too much attention paid to environmental and technological factors at the expense of attempts to understand what these first settlers may have been thinking, or what their cultural systems or worldviews may have been. However, this alone does not mar what otherwise is a well-written and comprehensive synthesis.
I enjoyed the book, and recommend it to anyone interested in Native American cultures and archaeology.