Prehistory of the Americas / Edition 2

Prehistory of the Americas / Edition 2

by Stuart J. Fiedel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521415322

ISBN-13: 9780521415323

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fiedel's book, exploring the development of the prehistoric cultures of North, Central and South America from about 10,000 BC to AD 1530, has been updated to include discussion of recent discoveries and analyses of their implications. The author describes how different regions of the New World evolved, affected by a variety of factors ranging from population growth

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Fiedel's book, exploring the development of the prehistoric cultures of North, Central and South America from about 10,000 BC to AD 1530, has been updated to include discussion of recent discoveries and analyses of their implications. The author describes how different regions of the New World evolved, affected by a variety of factors ranging from population growth to climate change. He compares the evolution of the New World with that of the cultures of the Old World. Discussion of the development of American archaeology from the early European encounters with native Americans to the "new" archaeology is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521415323
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The development of American archaeology: a brief review; 2. From Africa to Siberia: early human migrations in the old world; 3. The Paleo-Indians; 4. The archaic: post-Pleistocene foragers; 5. The origins of agriculture and village life; 6. Chiefdoms and states: the emergence of complex societies; 7. Parallel worlds.

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