California Maritime Archaeology: A San Clemente Island Perspective

California Maritime Archaeology: A San Clemente Island Perspective

by L. Mark Raab, Jim Cassidy, Andrew Yatsko, William J. Howard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759113165

ISBN-13: 9780759113169

Pub. Date: 08/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

San Clemente Island is a microcosm of California coastal archaeology from prehistoric through historic times—not only because of the extensiveness of its archaeological remains but because those remains have been so well preserved. In California Maritime Archaeology, the authors use the island as a platform to explore evidence of early seafaring, colonization,

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San Clemente Island is a microcosm of California coastal archaeology from prehistoric through historic times—not only because of the extensiveness of its archaeological remains but because those remains have been so well preserved. In California Maritime Archaeology, the authors use the island as a platform to explore evidence of early seafaring, colonization, paleoenvironmental change, and cultural interaction along the California coast. They make a strong case that San Clemente island should be seen as a kind of "California archaeological Galapagos," offering an extraordinary variety of ancient life as well as surprising information about prehistoric hunter-gatherers of the northern Pacific. The authors' two decades of research have resulted in this rich cultural history that defies widespread assumptions about California's ancient maritime history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759113169
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I. Introdcution Chapter 3 Chapter 1. California Galapagos Chapter 4 Chapter 2. San Clemente Island Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Coastal Prehistory and the Island Gabrielino Part 6 Part II. Early Holocene Chapter 7 Chapter 4. The Ancient Mariners of Eel Point Chapter 8 Chapter 5. The Dolphin Hunters Part 9 Part III. Middle Holocene Chapter 10 Chapter 6. This Old House Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Beads and the Great Basin Connection Part 12 Part IV. The Late Holocene Chapter 13 Chapter 8. Tragedy of the Commons Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Medieval Climatic Crisis Chapter 15 Chapter 10. In the Shadow of Chiefdoms Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Vectors of Death and Native Messiahs Part 17 Part V. Toward a New Paradigm of Maritime Prehistory Chapter 18 Chapter 12. Perspectives from an Island Laboratory

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