Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains
The Northwestern Plains is developing a unique and viable archeology, offering students choosing their future research topics in this exciting time a variety of possibilities. The entire area of the Northwestern Plains - mountains, foothills, and plains has been a testing ground for human ingenuity. It provides an unusual opportunity to study more than 11,000 years of prehistoric hunting and gathering. "Prehistoric Hunters of the High Plains" synthesizes what was a disparate body of data on the prehistory of the Northwestern Plains and presents it in rational and understandable terms. It examines the prehistoric cultural chronology and the sources of the data for the Northwestern High Plains. It presents prehistoric hunting and gathering subsistence strategies for the Northwestern High Plains. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of archaeology using the data from geology, soils, faunal analysis, pollen, and phytolith studies. It also provides a methodology for data recovery.
- Hardback | 426 pages
- 198.12 x 264.16 x 33.02mm | 1,156.65g
- 01 Nov 1991
- Left Coast Press Inc
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- United States
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
The Northwestern Plains and the Adjacent Mountain Ranges: An Ecological Area for Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers. The Archaeological Record for the Northwestern Plains and Mountains. The Prehistoric Plains Indian Hunter. Prehistoric Hunting of the Lesser Game Animals. Studies of Animal Populations in Archaeological Sites and Their Use in Biological and Cultural Interpretations. Experimental Archaeology and the Use of Weaponry and Tools. Hunting and Gathering Subsistence Strategies. Miscellaneous and Unique Artifacts and Features. Lithic Technology. An Overview of Wyoming Rock Art. Human Skeletal Remains on the Northwestern Plains. Lithic Resources. Final Thoughts and Remarks. Index.
Praise for the First Edition "Frison has gathered together in this volume a well-organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated set of insights into the subsistence systems of the aboriginal inhabitants. This constitutes a solid, down-to-earth attempt at an ethnography of the many human groups who successfully lived in this region from the Clovis mammoth hunters until the final heyday of the Plains buffalo...Any Plains archaeologist must have this book, and any professional person interested in the history of man the hunter will find it fascinating reading." --SCIENCE