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Explorations in American Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Wesley R. Hurt

Explorations in American Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Wesley R. Hurt

by Mark G. Plew
     
 
Explorations in American Archaeology is a collection of original essays relating to the areas of archaeology within which Hurt conducted pioneering research. The contributions include a number of noted scholars in both North And South America and reflect Hurt's regional and topical interests. This volume is focused to a considerable degree of continuity among its

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Explorations in American Archaeology is a collection of original essays relating to the areas of archaeology within which Hurt conducted pioneering research. The contributions include a number of noted scholars in both North And South America and reflect Hurt's regional and topical interests. This volume is focused to a considerable degree of continuity among its contributions. Many of the papers provide new data and insights related to seminal and contemporary issues in American archaeology, and is strengthened by Pedro Schmitz and other prominent Brazilian archaeologists who provide new and unpublished data regarding native subsistence strategies. Due to the integration and continuity of the entire volume, those searching for specific information will finds essays throughout the volume useful to their purposes.

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The Midwest Book Review
Explorations in American Archaeology is an impressive and scholarly contribution that would grace any personal, professional, or academic archaeological reference collection or supplemental reading list.
Midwest Book Review
Explorations in American Archaeology is an impressive and scholarly contribution that would grace any personal, professional, or academic archaeological reference collection or supplemental reading list.
Booknews
A collection of 12 papers in honor of an expert on Plains archaeology, reflecting the diversity and breadth of his contributions to American archaeology. Subjects include a reappraisal of the edge-trimmed tool tradition, North American and Mesoamerican cosmologies and their ritual expressions, trade and alliance in the trans-Missouri West, peopling of the seashore of southern Brazil, and an ethnocritical archaeology of Indian-White relationships on the Plains. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Explorations In American Archaeology: Essays In Honor Of Wesley R. Hurt is an impressive compendium of original essays by a number of noted archaeologists reflecting Wesley Hurt's regional and topical interests in the field. The eleven contributed papers provide new data and insights related to seminal and contemporary issues in North and South American archaeology and follow an informative introduction by Mark Plew. The essays featured include: Prehistoric Fishing Activity in Brazil: A Summary (Teresa Cristina de Borges Franco); A Reappraisal of the Edge-Trimmed Tool Tradition (Ruth Gruhn and Alan L. Bryan); A Comparison of Some North American and Mesoamerican Cosmologies and Their Ritual Expressions (Robert L. Hall); The Paleoindian and Archaic Stages in South America: Zones of Continuity and Segregation (Thomas F. Lynch); Trade and Alliance in the Trans-Missouri West (Thomas P. Myers); Unattractive But Effective: Unretouched Pointed Flakes as Projectile Points? A Closer Look at the Abriense and Tequendamiense Artifacts (Channah Jose Nieuwenhuis); Paleoindian and Archaic Occupations in the Lower Amazon, Brazil: A Summary and Comparison (A.C. Roosevelt); Abandonment of Brazilian Coastal Sites: Why Leave Eden? (Maria Cristina Tenorio); Reexamining the Plains Archaic McKean Culture (Alice M. Tratebas); and Toward an Ethnocritical Archaeology of Indian-White Relationships on the Plains (Larry J. Zimmerman. Explorations In American Archaeology is an impressive and scholarly contribution that would grace any personal, professional, or academic archaeological reference collection or supplemental reading list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761811848
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Mark G Plew is Professor an Associate Chair in the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University.

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