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Title The nature and pace of change in American Indian cultures : Pennsylvania, 4000 to 3000 BP
Published [United States] : Penn State University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Recent research in Pennsylvania archaeology
Recent research in Pennsylvania archaeology.
Contents Intro -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Introduction: Working with the Archaeological Record of 4500-2700 BP -- 1 Evidence for Climate Variability During the Sub-Boreal/Transitional Archaic Period: Fact or Fiction? -- 2 The End of the Late Archaic Period in the Upper Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania: Lamoka and Its Variants -- 3 The Evolution of Cultural Adaptations During the Transitional Period in the Delaware and Susquehanna River Valleys in Pennsylvania -- 4 The Transitional Archaic Period in the Susquehanna River Valley
5 Rethinking the Transitional Archaic Period in the Upper Delaware Valley: A View from the "Orient" -- 6 Transitional Archaic Settlement Density in Eastern Pennsylvania -- 7 The Transitional Dilemma in Pennsylvania: Hearths, Fish, and Pottery -- List of Contributors -- Index
Summary Three thousand to four thousand years ago, the Native Americans of the mid-Atlantic region experienced a groundswell of cultural innovation. This remarkable era, known as the Transitional period, saw the advent of broad-bladed bifaces, cache blades, ceramics, steatite bowls, and sustained trade, among other ingenious and novel objects and behaviors. In The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures, eight expert contributors examine the Transitional period in Pennsylvania and posit potential explanations of the significant changes in social and cultural life at that time. Building upon sixty years of accumulated data, corrected radiocarbon dating, and fresh research, scholars are reimagining the ancient environment in which native people lived. The Nature and Pace of Change in American Indian Cultures will give readers new insights into a singular moment in the prehistory of the mid-Atlantic region and the daily lives of the people who lived there. The contributors are Joseph R. Blondino, Kurt W. Carr, Patricia E. Miller, Roger Moeller, Paul A. Raber, R. Michael Stewart, Frank J. Vento, Robert D. Wall, and Heather A. Wholey
Subject Indians of North America -- Pennsylvania -- Antiquities
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.
Pennsylvania -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Carr, Kurt W. (Kurt William), 1949- editor.
Raber, Paul A., editor.
Stewart, R. Michael (Richard Michael), editor.
ISBN 0271077344