The Prehistory of the Northwest Coast
This volume provides a descriptive overview of the cultural complexity on the northwest coast that stretches from northern California to Alaska. Topics covered here range from the earliest settlements to the subsequent cultural diversities in native American populations. Maps, charts, and illustrations further enhance the book's interest and appeal. Key features include chapters which include exhaustive research on such topics as the evolution of individual cultures, history of various archaeological research findings, and studies of the initial colonization of the northwest coast.
- Hardback | 364 pages
- 157.2 x 236 x 21.8mm | 685.76g
- 01 Jan 1995
- Left Coast Press Inc
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- United States
Table of contents
The Evolution of Cultural Complexity on the Northwest Coast. The Northwest Coast Cultural Area. History of Archaeological Research. The Initial Colonization of the Northwest Coast. The Emergence of Distinctive Coastal Cultures.The Development of Cultural Complexity. The Achievement of Cultural Complexity. Continuation of the Developed Northwest Coast Pattern. Review of Developments. References. Subject Index.
"An authoritative summary of the archaeology of the North American northwest coast... An exhaustive history of previous excavations and a thorough review of past interpretations... This book should be required reading for general and specialized courses in prehistory and the ethnographic present... The work should be acquired for any collection with extensive holdings on Native Americans." --CHOICE