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From the Publisher'A comprehensive and exemplary summary of the complex cultural developments in the Chesapeake area...A must for anyone involved in archaeology east of the Mississippi.'
Chesapeake Prehistory is the first book in almost a century to synthesize the archaeological record of the region offering new interpretations of prehistoric lifeways. This up-to-date work presents a new type of regional archaeology that explores contemporary ideas about the nature of the past. In addition, the volume examines prehistoric culture and history of the entire region and includes supporting lists of radiocarbon assays. A unique feature is a reconstruction of the dramatic transformation of the regional landscape over the past 10-15,000 years.
Archaeology and the Chesapeake. The Idea of the Past. Natural History of the Chesapeake Region: Past and Present. The Paleoindian Period: Deep Time and the Beginning of Prehistory. The Archaic: Adjustment and Experiment. The Woodland Period: Expansion, Chiefdoms, and the End of Prehistory. Old Traditions and New Directions. Index.