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The First North Americans By Brian Fagan

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Provides a history of North America from first settlement around 15,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century AD. This title presents a story that is based mainly on archaeology, but also on research in many scientific disciplines, from biology and climatology to ethnohistory and high-tech chemistry and physics.

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The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey by Brian Fagan

Here is a lavishly illustrated history of North America from first settlement around 15,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century AD. The story is based mainly on archaeology, but also on cutting-edge research in many scientific disciplines, from biology and climatology to ethnohistory and high-tech chemistry and physics. This succinct, authoritative summary is written for students, the general reader or travellers, by a master storyteller and prolific archeological writer, and has been endorsed by a dozen specialists in different aspects of Native American culture.

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'A masterful tapestry of diverse pre-Columbian Native North American societies, life, and history.... An extraordinarily enjoyable work for layperson and student alike' - Christopher Carr' - Professor of Anthropology, Arizona State University
'A highly readable coverage of an exceedingly rich archaeological heritage' - George R. Milner, Professor of Archaeological Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
'A sophisticated, wide-ranging analysis ... an epic tale, very well told' - Geographical Magazine
'Lavishly illustrated ... This succinct authoritative summary is written for students and the general reader by a master storyteller and prolific archaeological writer, and has been endorsed by a dozen specialists in different aspects of Native American culture' - The Historical Association

About Brian Fagan


Brian Fagan is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his books are Discovery!, Ancient North America, The Complete Ice Age and The Great Archaeologists, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents


Contents: Preface; Part I: Foundations; 1. The First Americans; 2. After Clovis; 3. The Far North: West to East; 4. Foraging the West Coast; 5. Before the Pueblos; 6. People of the Plains; 7. Eastern Woodlands: Nuts, Native Plants and Earthworks; Part II: Apogee; 8. The Far North: Norton, Dorset, and Thule; 9. The West Coast: Not a Garden of Eden; 10. The Southwest: Villages and Pueblos; 11. Eastern Woodlands: The Moundbuilders; 12. Mississippian; 13. The Northeast: Algonquians and Iroquoians; 14. Epilogue; Further Reading; Sources of Illustrations; Index

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GOR011104539
The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey by Brian Fagan
Brian Fagan
Ancient Peoples and Places
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2011-02-21
272
0500021201
9780500021200
N/A
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