Ancient North America / Edition 4

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Overview

A clearly written, authoritative synthesis of North American archaeology--the standard textbook on the subject, adopted at hundreds of colleges and universities.
Brian Fagan, one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory, has completely revised and updated his definitive synthesis of North America's ancient past. The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture area in North America, and places the continent in its wider context in human prehistory. Lavish illustrations, many new to the fourth edition, draw on North America's rich ethnographic record to illustrate key sites and artifacts. The chapter on first settlement has been heavily revised in light of new discoveries in Siberia and the Americas, and current controversies are surveyed. Chapters on archaeological theory, the Great Basin, the Northeast, the Northwest, and the Archaeology of European Contact reflect major advances, and important new discoveries and scientific methodologies receive full coverage.
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Editorial Reviews

American Antiquity
“A heroic effort to synopsize the occupational history of the United States and Canada....An excellent introductory text.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500285329
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/15/2005
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 974,074
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian
Fagan is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa
Barbara. His many books include The First North Americans,
Discovery!, and The Complete Ice Age.
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