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The Great Basin

The Great Basin Author Donald Grayson
ISBN-10 9780520267473
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 418
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"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.



DESERTS PAST PB

DESERTS PAST PB Author GRAYSON DONALD K
ISBN-10 1560989335
Release 1998-10-17
Pages 356
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Main Selection, Natural Science Book Club. Spanning 25,000 years and covering topics that range from Pleistocene glaciers to the ill-fated Donner Party, The Desert's Past presents the first complete synthesis of the environmental and human history of North America's Great Basin.



Perspectives on Prehistoric Trade and Exchange in California and the Great Basin

Perspectives on Prehistoric Trade and Exchange in California and the Great Basin Author Richard E. Hughes
ISBN-10 9781607812005
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 292
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This volume investigates the circumstances and conditions under which trade/exchange, direct access, and/or mobility best account for material conveyance across varying distances at different times in the past.



Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats

Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats Author Donald K. Grayson
ISBN-10 1607814692
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 320
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Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau Author Steven R Simms
ISBN-10 9781315434957
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 383
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Written to appeal to professional archaeologists, students, and the interested public alike, this book is a long overdue introduction to the ancient peoples of the Great Basin and northern Colorado Plateau. Through detailed syntheses, the reader is drawn into the story of the habitation of the Great Basin from the entry of the first Native Americans through the arrival of Europeans. Ancient Peoples is a major contribution to Great Basin archaeology and anthropology, as well as the general study of foraging societies.



Paleoindian Or Paleoarchaic

Paleoindian Or Paleoarchaic Author Kelly E. Graf
ISBN-10 0874809118
Release 2007
Pages 300
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Offers an updated perspective of human ecology and organization during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Great Basin, 13,000-8,000 years ago, with special regard to whether these hunter-gatherers possessed a Paleoindian or Paleoarchaic lifeway.



The Size of the Risk

The Size of the Risk Author Leisl Carr Childers
ISBN-10 9780806152523
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 328
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The Great Basin, a stark and beautiful desert filled with sagebrush deserts and mountain ranges, is the epicenter for public lands conflicts. Arising out of the multiple, often incompatible uses created throughout the twentieth century, these struggles reveal the tension inherent within the multiple use concept, a management philosophy that promises equitable access to the region’s resources and economic gain to those who live there. Multiple use was originally conceived as a way to legitimize the historical use of public lands for grazing without precluding future uses, such as outdoor recreation, weapons development, and wildlife management. It was applied to the Great Basin to bring the region, once seen as worthless, into the national economic fold. Land managers, ranchers, mining interests, wilderness and wildlife advocates, outdoor recreationists, and even the military adopted this ideology to accommodate, promote, and sanction a multitude of activities on public lands, particularly those overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. Some of these uses are locally driven and others are nationally mandated, but all have exacted a cost from the region’s human and natural environment. In The Size of the Risk, Leisl Carr Childers shows how different constituencies worked to fill the presumed “empty space” of the Great Basin with a variety of land-use regimes that overlapped, conflicted, and ultimately harmed the environment and the people who depended on the region for their livelihoods. She looks at the conflicts that arose from the intersection of an ever-increasing number of activities, such as nuclear testing and wild horse preservation, and how Great Basin residents have navigated these conflicts. Carr Childers’s study of multiple use in the Great Basin highlights the complex interplay between the state, society, and the environment, allowing us to better understand the ongoing reality of living in the American West.



Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest

Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest Author Nancy J. Parezo
ISBN-10 1607812835
Release 2014
Pages 342
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An extensive overview of the past, present, and future of archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest



Meetings at the Margins

Meetings at the Margins Author David Rhode
ISBN-10 1607811731
Release 2012
Pages 297
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Explores interactions and their consequences among different societies at the margins of the Great Basin in the prehistoric Intermountain West



Great Basin Indians

Great Basin Indians Author Michael Hittman
ISBN-10 0874179092
Release 2013
Pages 494
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A comprehensive overview of Native American history and culture in the Great Basin"



Stone age in the Great Basin

Stone age in the Great Basin Author Emory M. Strong
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B534954
Release 1969
Pages 274
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Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands

Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands Author Brian E. Hemphill
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105028534266
Release 1999
Pages 394
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An examination of how the earliest inhabitants of the Great Basin in Nevada, Utah, and Oregon made use of the ancient marshes and lakes



The Great Basin

The Great Basin Author Catherine S. Fowler
ISBN-10 1930618956
Release 2008
Pages 166
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This book is about a place, the Great Basin of western North America, and about the lifeways of Native American people who lived there during the past 13,000 years. The authors highlight the ingenious solutions people devised to sustain themselves in a difficult environment. The Great Basin is a semiarid and often harsh land, but one with life-giving oases. As the weather fluctuated from year to year, and the climate from decade to decade or even from one millennium to the next, the availability of water, plants, and animals also fluctuated. Only people who learned the land intimately and could read the many signs of its changing moods were successful. The evidence of their success is often subtle and difficult to interpret from the few and fragile remains left behind for archaeologists to discover. These ancient fragments of food and baskets, hats and hunting decoys, traps and rock art and the lifeways they reflect are the subject of this well-illustrated book.



California Archaeology

California Archaeology Author Michael J. Moratto
ISBN-10 9781483277356
Release 2014-05-10
Pages 798
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California Archaeology provides a compilation of knowledge for archeologists who are not California specialists. This book explains important cultural events and patterns discovered archeologically. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of California's historic and ancient environments as well as the evidence of Pleistocene human activity. This text then examines the glacial and other environmental conditions that would have influenced the origins, adaptations, and spread of the earliest North Americans. Other chapters consider how California's past is relevant to a wider understanding of human behavior. This book discusses as well the perceptions of Central Coast and San Francisco Bay region prehistory that have changed rapidly as a result of intensive fieldwork performed to comply with environmental law. The final chapter deals with the data of historical linguistics, which indicate something of the cultural relationships and events that might have occurred in the past. This book is a valuable resource for archeologists.



Quantitative Zooarchaeology

Quantitative Zooarchaeology Author Donald K. Grayson
ISBN-10 9781483299440
Release 2014-06-28
Pages 202
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Quantitative Zooarchaeology



Prehistory of Nevada s Northern Tier

Prehistory of Nevada s Northern Tier Author William R. Hildebrandt
ISBN-10 0985201657
Release 2016
Pages 405
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issue 101 of Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History



The Archaeology of the Eastern Nevada Paleoarchaic

The Archaeology of the Eastern Nevada Paleoarchaic Author Charlotte Beck
ISBN-10 IND:30000124470877
Release 2009
Pages 262
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The Sunshine Locality in the geographic center of the Great Basin is the focus of this volume of historical research and recent archeological studies including analyses of sedimentary textures and structure, depositional processes and chronology, faunal remains used to evaluate local and regional environmental changes, and a few hypothesis to unresolved questions about the paleoenvironmental resources at this rich and unique site.