Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population: Environment, Origins, and Population

Overview

Environment, Origins, and Population covers the natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 B.C.), and the human biology of Indian and Eskimo populations, prehistoric, historic, and modern. There are 73 chapters written by 96 scholars from leading academic institutions and research firms. The volume is heavily referenced with a bibliography of...

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Overview

Environment, Origins, and Population covers the natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 B.C.), and the human biology of Indian and Eskimo populations, prehistoric, historic, and modern. There are 73 chapters written by 96 scholars from leading academic institutions and research firms. The volume is heavily referenced with a bibliography of 9,600 entries and a detailed index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780160775116
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Publication date: 3/29/2007
  • Series: Handbook of North American Indians
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1156
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Smithsonian Institution

Editor, the anthropologist William C. Sturtevant, who had a long career in the field of anthropology and with the Smithsonian, died in 2007.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:  Views of Origins ix            Key to Culture Areas    x            Conventions for Illustrations  xi        Preface                1            Introduction             Douglas H. Ubelaker    4
        Native             JoAllyn Archambault     Paleo-Indian    16
       Paleo-Indian: Introduction            Dennis Stanford    23
            Geoarcheology of the Plains, Southwest, and Great Lakes             Vance T. Holliday and Rolfe D. Mandel    47
            Geological Framework of the Western Area             Christopher L. Hill    61
       Climate and Biota of Western North America             Russell W. Graham    67
            GeologicalFramework and Glaciation of the Central Area             Christopher L. Hill    81
            Geological Framework and Glaciation of the Eastern Area             Christopher L. Hill    99
       Climate and Biota of Eastern North America             Herbert E. Wright, Jr.    110
      History of Research on the Paleo-Indian             David J. Meltzer    129
      Paleo-Indian: Far Northwest             E. James Dixon    148
      Paleo-Indian: Plains and Southwest             Bruce B. Huckell and W. James Judge    171
      Paleo-Indian: East             Bradley T. Lepper and Robert E. Funk    194
      Paleo-Indian: West             C. Melvin Aikens    208
      Late Pleistocene Faunal Extinctions             Donald K. Grayson     Plant and Animal Resources 219        Plant and Animal Resources: Introduction             Bruce D. Smith    222
      Arctic and Subarctic Plants             Alestine Andre, Amanda Karst, and Nancy J. Turner    236
      Arctic and Subarctic Animals             Christyann M. Darwent and Laura L. Smith    251
            Northwest Coast and Plateau Plants             Nancy J. Turner and Fiona Hamersley Chambers    263
            Northwest Coast and Plateau Animals             Virginia L. Butler and Sarah K. Campbell    274
            California Plants             Robert L. Bettinger and Eric Wohlgemuth    284
            California Animals.             William Hildebrandt and Kimberly Carpenter    292
            Southwest Plants             Karen R. Adams and Suzanne K. Fish    313
            Southwest Animals             Steven R. James    331
      Great Basin Plants             Catherine S. Fowler and David Rhode    351
      Great Basin Animals             Joel C. Janetski    365
      Plains Plants             Mary J. Adair    375
      Plains Animals             John R. Bozell, Carl R. Falk, and Eileen Johnson    388
            Southeast Plants             Kristen J. Gremillion    396
            Southeast Animals             Heather A. Lapham    405
            Northeast Plants             Gary W. Crawford    412
            Northeast Animals             Bonnie W. Styles    428
             Domestication of Plants in the East             C. Margaret Scarry and Richard A. Yarnell      437
            Introduction and Diffusion of Crops from Mexico             Gayle J. Fritz    447
            Tobacco             Volney H. Jones and Sandra L. Dunavan    452
      Dog             Lynn M. Snyder and Jennifer A. Leonard    463
      The Role of the Turkey in the Southwest             Natalie D. Munro    471
            Introduction and Adoption of Crops from Europe             Lee A. Newsom and Deborah Ann Trieu    485
            Introduction and Adoption of Animals from Europe             Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman and Elizabeth J. Reitz        Skeletal Biology and Population Size    492
      Skeletal Biology and Population Size: Introduction             Douglas H. Ubelaker    497
      History of Craniometric Studies, The View in 1975             W. W. Howells    504
      History of Research in Skeletal Biology             Jane Buikstra    524
      Skeletal Biology: Arctic and Subarctic             Anne Keenleyside    532
      Skeletal Biology: Northwest Coast and Plateau             Jerome S. Cybulski    548
      Skeletal Biology: California             Phillip L. Walker    557
      Skeletal Biology: Southwest             Ann L. W. Stodder    581
      Skeletal Biology: Great Basin             Clark Spencer Larsen and Brian E. Hemphill    590
      Skeletal Biology: Northern Mexico and Texas             Lee Meadows Jantz, Nicholas P. Herrmann, Richard L. Jantz, and Douglas H. Ubelaker    595
      Skeletal Biology: Plains             Laura L. Scheiber    610
      Skeletal Biology: Southeast             Clark Spencer Larsen    622
      Skeletal Biology: Great Lakes Area             M. Anne Katzenberg      630
      Skeletal Biology: Northeast             George R. Milner and Jane Buikstra    640
            Population Inferences from Bone Chemistry             Margaret J. Schoeninger    645
            Dentition             G. Richard Scott and Christy G. Turner    661
            Paleopathology             Donald J. Ortner and Mary Lucas Powell    679
            Craniometric Affinities of Early Skeletal Remains and Evidence for Origins             Russell Nelson, Noriko Seguchi, and C. Loring Brace    685
            Environmental Influences on Skeletal Morphology             Christopher Ruff    694
            Population Size, Contact to Nadir             Douglas H. Ubelaker    702
            Population Size, Nadir to 2000             C. Matthew Snipp     Human Biology   711       Human Biology: Introduction             Emoke J. E. Szathmáry    727
      Growth and Development             Lawrence M. Schell, Mia V. Gallo, and Francis E. Johnston    740
            Acclimatization and Adaptation: Cold             Michael A. Little and A.T. Steegman, Jr.    748
            Acclimatization and Adaption: Heat             Joel Hanna and Donald M. Austin   754            Albinism             Charles M. Woolf   762       Blood Groups, Immunoglobulins, and Genetic Variation             Dennis H. O’Rourke   777            Anthropometry             Richard L. Jantz   789       Health and Disease             Kue Young   799            Admixture             Jeffrey C. Long   808            Dermatoglyphics             Robert J. Meier     817            Mitochondrial DNA             D. Andrew Merriwether   831       Y Chromosomes             Tatiana M. Karafet, Stephen L. Zegura, and Michael F. Hammer   840       Ancient DNA             Anne C. Stone     848 Contributors   851 Bibliography    000
 Index  

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