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About the Author
R.G. Matson is a Professor of Archaeology Emeritus, University of British Columbia, who has been investigating Northwest Coast archaeology since 1972. His interests include the US Northwest and interior BC archaeology.Gary Coupland is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has been conducting archaeological research on the Northwest Coast of North America for almost two decades. His main theoretical area of interest is complex hunter-gatherers, for which the Northwest Coast is famous. He is particularly interested in the development of ranked societies in the region and the insights that may be gained into this development from the study of households and communities.
Table of ContentsThe Evolution of Cultural Complexity on the Northwest Coast. The Northwest Coast Cultural Area. History of Archaeological Research. The Initial Colonization of the Northwest Coast. The Emergence of Distinctive Coastal Cultures.The Development of Cultural Complexity. The Achievement of Cultural Complexity. Continuation of the Developed Northwest Coast Pattern. Review of Developments. References. Subject Index.