Archaeology of the Southeastern United States

Archaeology of the Southeastern United States : Paleoindian to World War I

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A chronological summary of major stages in Southeastern United States' development, this unique text overviews the region's archaeology from 20,000 years ago to World War I. Early chapters review the history and development of archaeology as a discipline. The following chapters, organized in chronological order, highlight the archaeological characteristics of each featured period. The book's final chapters discuss new directions in Southeastern archaeology, including trends in teaching, research, the business of archaeology, and the public's growing interest. This versatile text perfectly suits undergraduates or anyone requiring a hands-on guide for self-exploration of the fascinating region. This is the first-of-its kind book to summarize Southeastern archaeology. It includes both prehistoric and historic archaeology. Its easy-to-read format is filled with valuable research information. Each chapter is chronologically organized and fully referenced. It has broad audience appeal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 235.5 x 17.3mm | 771.35g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Bingley, United States
  • English
  • 0120890615
  • 9780120890613

Table of contents

Introduction. Geography and Landscape Evolution. History of Southeastern Archaeology. Paleoindian Stage: 13,000? 8000 B.C. Archaic Stage: 8000 1000 B.C. Woodland Stage: 1000 B.C. A.D. 1000. Mississippian Stage: A.D. 1000 1500. European Stage: A.D. 1500 1821. American Stage: A.D. 1821 1917. Subject Index.
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"Dr. Judith A. Bense is to be congratulated for her successful coverage of a broad topic that spans more than 12 millennia and encompasses a large geographic area... Up-to-date... The inclusion of an American Stage is innovation and valuable... The compilation of the material incorporated in this book was a tremendous undertaking." --JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
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