Archaeology of Louisiana

Archaeology of Louisiana

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by Mark A. Rees
     
 

Archaeology of Louisiana provides a groundbreaking overview of archaeology in the Bayou State, providing a thorough analysis of the cultures, communities, and people of Louisiana from the Native Americans of 13,000 years ago to the modern historical archaeology of New Orleans. With 18 chapters and 27 distinguished contributors, this book brings together the work of

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Archaeology of Louisiana provides a groundbreaking overview of archaeology in the Bayou State, providing a thorough analysis of the cultures, communities, and people of Louisiana from the Native Americans of 13,000 years ago to the modern historical archaeology of New Orleans. With 18 chapters and 27 distinguished contributors, this book brings together the work of some of the most respected archaeologists currently working in the state, collecting in a single volume a range of methods and theories to provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest archaeological findings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807137055
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
1,400,427
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Foreword Ian W. Brown xi

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxv

1 Introduction Mark A. Rees 1

2 A History of Archaeology in Louisiana Kathleen M. Byrd Robert W. Neuman 19

3 Paleoindian and Early Archaic Mark A. Rees 34

4 Middle Archaic and Watson Brake Joe W. Saunders 63

5 Poverty Point Redux Jon L. Gibson 77

6 Tchefuncte and Early Woodland Christopher T. Hays Richard A. Weinstein 97

7 Marksville and Middle Woodland Charles R. Mcgimsey 120

8 Troyville and the Baytown Period Aubra L. Lee 135

9 Coles Creek Lori M. Roe Timothy M. Schilling 157

10 Plaquemine and Mississippian Mark A. Rees 172

11 Caddo Communities of Northwest Louisiana Jeffrey S. Girard 195

12 The Caddo Nation, Archaeology, and NAGPRA Robert Cast Bobby Gonzalez Timothy K. Perttula 211

13 The Spanish in Northwest Louisiana, 1721-1773 George Avery 223

14 French Colonial Archaeology Rob Mann 235

15 African American Archaeology Laurie A. Wilkie Paul Farnsworth David T. Palmer 258

16 Colonial and Early Antebellum New Orleans Shannon Lee Dawdy Christopher N. Matthews 273

17 Immigration and Urbanization in New Orleans D. Ryan Gray Jill-Karen Yakubik 291

18 Underwater Archaeology Allen R. Saltus Charles E. Pearson 306

References 329

Contributors 437

Index 439

Index of Sites 453

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