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California Archaeology

1st Edition - April 1, 1984

Author: Michael J. Moratto

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 7 3 5 - 6

California Archaeology provides a compilation of knowledge for archeologists who are not California specialists. This book explains important cultural events and patterns… Read more

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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.