George Frison and Dennis Stanford's Agate Basin monograph is not only a classic of Plains paleoindian archaeology, but also of multidisciplinary research, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, and experimental archaeology. Lucid presentation of meticulously excavated and analyzed sediments, bones, and artifacts convey an unmatched sense of the sights, sounds, and smells of Paleoindian life on the High Plains-from brutal winters and blistering summers, to killing and butchering bison, and to making lethal weaponry. As Matthew Hill writes in his new prologue, "Not merely an important volume of the Frison canon, Agate Basin stands as a foundational document in modern Americanist archaeology and a major accomplishment in American science." Originally published by Academic Press in 1982.
Table of Contents
Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition Matthew G. Hill Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Archaeology (with Carolyn Craig) Chapter 3. Lithic Technology (with Bruce A. Bradley) Chapter 4. Faunal Studies (Danny N. Walker and George M. Zeimens) Chapter 5. Paleoecological Studies (with John Albanese, Jane Beiswenger, Emmet Evanoff, Rhoda Owen Lewis, Clayton Marlow, and Richard G. Reider) Chapter 6. Summary and Conclusions