California Prehistory

Colonization, Culture, and Complexity

Author: Terry L. Jones

Publisher: Rowman Altamira


Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 765

Reader of original synthesizing articles for introductory courses on archaeology and native peoples of California.

Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Guy E. Gibbon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: History

Page: 941

View: 791

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology

Author: Society for American Archaeology, Meeting Staff

Publisher: Left Coast Press


Category: History

Page: 396

View: 803

Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region’s past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California’s past that resonate with the state’s modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors—all leading figures in California archaeology—seek a new understanding of the myth and mystique of the Golden State.