The Pithouses of Keatley Creek / Edition 1

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Brian Hayden's archaeological case study addresses the development of prehistoric and social and economic hierarchies. This archaeology project encompasses a fascinating range of topics making it an ideal case study for all students of archaeology. It also includes a vivid reconstruction of life in one of the largest and most complex Platean communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155038370
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Case Studies in Archaeology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Complex Hunter-Gatherers and the Keatley Creek Site. 2. The Coyote People. 3. Plans and Processes. 4. What the Features Revealed. 5. What the Stones Had to Say. 6. What the Plants Had to Say. 7. What the Bones Had to Say. 8. Big Man, Little Man, Beggar Man, Feast. 9. Turning of the Sun at Coyotes' Great House.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2001

    Nothing new under the sun

    This is an excellent little book, written for undergraduates, that explains a great deal about archaeological method and describes a very interesting site. Keatley Creek is in the interior of British Columbia, on the Frazier River, and the main food source was the annual salmon run. The site was occupied for around 3000 years, and, if Hayden is right, the lives of the inhabitants changed hardly at all across that time. They ate the same dried fish, used the same tools, even lived in some of the same pit houses throughout that time. It is chilling to contemplate such incredible stasis, but also fascinating.

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