Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey / Edition 1

Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey / Edition 1

by George Frison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520231902

ISBN-13: 9780520231900

Pub. Date: 08/11/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices that ensured their survival for thousands of years. Noted archaeologist George Frison brings a lifetime of experience as a hunter, rancher, and guide to bear on

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Overview

The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices that ensured their survival for thousands of years. Noted archaeologist George Frison brings a lifetime of experience as a hunter, rancher, and guide to bear on excavation data from the region relating to hunting, illuminating prehistoric hunting practices in entirely new ways. Sharing his intimate knowledge of animal habitats and behavior and his familiarity with hunting strategies and techniques, Frison argues that this kind of firsthand knowledge is crucial for understanding hunting in the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231900
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
1,122,433
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

I. Where the Buffalo Once Roamed
2. The Education of a Hunter
3. Paleoindian Hunters and Extinct Animals
4. The North American Bison
5. The North American Pronghorn
6. The Rock Mountain Sheep
7. Hunting Deer, Elk, and Other Creatures
8. Weaponry and Tools Used by the Hunter
9. Concluding Thoughts

Bibliography

Index

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