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Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions

Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusions Author Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN-10 9780759112506
Release 2007-05-30
Pages 270
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In recent decades anthropology, especially ethnography, has supplied the prevailing models of how human beings have constructed, and been constructed by, their social arrangements. In turn, archaeologists have all too often relied on these models to reconstruct the lives of ancient peoples. In lively, engaging, and informed prose, Timothy Pauketat debunks much of this social-evolutionary theorizing about human development, as he ponders the evidence of 'chiefdoms' left behind by the Mississippian culture of the American southern heartland. This book challenges all students of history and prehistory to reexamine the actual evidence that archaeology has made available, and to do so with an open mind.



In Contact

In Contact Author Diana DiPaolo Loren
ISBN-10 0759106614
Release 2008
Pages 145
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Loren's In Contact offers a fascinating synthesis of current knowledge of the contact period between Europeans and Native peoples in the American Eastern woodlands.



Unearthing the Wilderness Studies on the History and Archaeology of the Negev and Edom in the Iron Age

Unearthing the Wilderness  Studies on the History and Archaeology of the Negev and Edom in the Iron Age Author Juan Manuel Tebes
ISBN-10 9789042929739
Release 2014
Pages 306
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"This volume comprises all but one of the papers presented at the workshop Unearthing the Wilderness : Workshop on the History and Archaeology of the Negev and Edom in the Iron Age, held at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, on 12 December 2010. It is supplemented with studies from scholars who were unable to attend the conference but were eager to contribute to this book."--Preface.



War paths peace paths

War paths  peace paths Author David H. Dye
ISBN-10 0759107459
Release 2009
Pages 217
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Focusing on four major issues in prehistoric warfare studies: settlement data, skeletal trauma, weaponry, and iconography, David H. Dye presents a new interpretation of prehistoric warfare in the eastern United States.



Peer Polity Interaction and Socio political Change

Peer Polity Interaction and Socio political Change Author Colin Renfrew
ISBN-10 0521229146
Release 1986-05-29
Pages 179
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Thirteen leading archaeologists have contributed to this innovative study of the socio-political processes - notably imitation, competition, warfare, and the exchange of material goods and information - that can be observed within early complex societies, particularly those just emerging into statehood. The common aim is to explain the remarkable formal similarities that exist between institutions, ideologies and material remains in a variety of cultures characterised by independent political centres yet to be brought under the control of a single, unified jurisdiction. A major statement of the conceptual approach is followed by ten case studies from a wide variety of times and places, including Minoan Crete, early historic Greece and Japan, the classic Maya, the American Mid - west in the Hopewellian period, Europe in the Early Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, and the British Isles in the late Neolithic.



Myths of the Archaic State

Myths of the Archaic State Author Norman Yoffee
ISBN-10 0521521564
Release 2005-01-13
Pages 277
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Classical archaeology promotes the view that a state's evolution reflects general, universal forces. Norman Yoffee challenges the model in this book by presenting more complex and multi-linear models for the evolution of civilizations. Yoffee questions the definition of the prehistoric state, particularly that which heralds "the chiefdom" as the forerunner of the ancient state and explores case studies on the role of women in ancient societies.



Thirst

Thirst Author Steven Mithen
ISBN-10 9780674072190
Release 2012-11-26
Pages 234
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Freshwater shortages will affect 75% of the world’s population by 2050. Mithen puts this crisis into context by exploring 10,000 years of water management. Thirst tells of civilizations defeated by the water challenge, and of technological ingenuity that sustained communities in hostile environments. Work with nature, not against it, he advises.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066180459
Release 2007
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.



The Eastern Archaic Historicized

The Eastern Archaic  Historicized Author Kenneth E. Sassaman
ISBN-10 0759119902
Release 2010-08-16
Pages 296
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This book explores the 8,000 years of hunter-gatherer life in eastern North America, reinterpreting the prehistory of the indigenous peoples living east of the Mississippi.



James River Chiefdoms

James River Chiefdoms Author Martin D. Gallivan
ISBN-10 080322186X
Release 2003
Pages 295
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James River Chiefdoms explores puzzling discrepancies between the ethnohistoric and archaeological records of the Powhatan and Monacan societies Jamestown colonists met in 1607. The colonists described the coastal Powhatans and the Monacans of the James River interior in terms that evoke the anthropological notion of a chiefdom, but the Chesapeake region?s archaeological record lacks elements typically associated with complex polities.øIn an effort to account for these apparent incongruities, Martin D. Gallivan synthesizes ethnohistoric accounts with the archaeology of thirty-five Native settlements dating from A.D. 1?1610 to identify and illuminate social changes largely undetected by previous research. A comparative, quantitative analysis of residential archaeology in the James River Valley highlights a rearrangement of daily practices within Native villages between 1200 and 1500. James River villagers reorganized their domestic production, settlements, and regional interactions to create new funds of power within social settings perched between communally oriented cultural practices and exclusionary political strategies. During the early-seventeenth-century colonial encounter, Native leaders were thus positioned to employ strategies that, for a time, eclipsed communal decision-making structures in the Chesapeake.øJames River Chiefdoms presents a novel perspective on an important chapter in the history of Native peoples in eastern North America and on early colonial America. It offers an innovative interpretive approach to Native American culture history and the emergence of hierarchical political organizations in the Americas.



Cahokia

Cahokia Author Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN-10 9781101105177
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 208
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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.



Critical Approaches to Fieldwork

Critical Approaches to Fieldwork Author Gavin Lucas
ISBN-10 9781134564309
Release 2002-01-04
Pages 256
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This work takes as its starting point the role of fieldwork and how this has changed over the past 150 years. The author argues against progressive accounts of fieldwork and instead places it in its broader intellectual context to critically examine the relationship between theoretical paradigms and everyday archaeological practice. In providing a much-needed historical and critical evaluation of current practice in archaeology, this book opens up a topic of debate which affects all archaeologists, whatever their particular interests.



Entangled

Entangled Author Ian Hodder
ISBN-10 9780470672112
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 252
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A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers a nuanced argument that values the physical processes of things without succumbing to materialism Discusses historical and modern examples, using evolutionary theory to show how long-standing entanglements are irreversible and increase in scale and complexity over time Integrates aspects of a diverse array of contemporary theories in archaeology and related natural and biological sciences Provides a critical review of many of the key contemporary perspectives from materiality, material culture studies and phenomenology to evolutionary theory, behavioral archaeology, cognitive archaeology, human behavioral ecology, Actor Network Theory and complexity theory



An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades

An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades Author Cyprian Broodbank
ISBN-10 0521528445
Release 2002-07-18
Pages 414
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A case study of the Greek Cyclades, documenting new ways of studying global island archaeology.



Shamans of the Lost World

Shamans of the Lost World Author William F. Romain
ISBN-10 0759119058
Release 2009
Pages 261
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Shamans of the Lost World examines the archaeological evidence of Hopewell peoples to deepen our understanding of their practice of shamanism.



Supernatural as Natural

Supernatural as Natural Author Michael Winkelman
ISBN-10 9781317343738
Release 2015-09-04
Pages 384
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This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.



The Ascent of Chiefs

The Ascent of Chiefs Author Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN-10 9780817307288
Release 1994-09-30
Pages 235
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This ambitious book provides a theoretical explanation of how prehistoric Cahokia became a stratified society, and ultimately the pinnacle of Native American cultural achievement north of Mexico. Considering Cahokia in terms of class struggle, Pauketat claims that the political consolidation in this region of the Mississippi Valley happened quite suddenly, around A.D. 1000, after which the lords of Cahokia innovated strategies to preserve their power and ultimately emerged as divine chiefs. The new ideas and new data in this volume will invigorate the debate surrounding one of the most important developments in North American prehistory.