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Caribbean  

Magdalena Antczak and Andrzej Antczak

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Pottery figurines made by the indigenous peoples in precolonial times have been a relatively rare finding in the Caribbean. A few dozen recovered across the Greater and Lesser Antilles ... More

The Denbigh Flint Complex of Northern Alaska  

Andrew H. Tremayne and Jeffrey T. Rasic

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter provides a summary of what is currently known about the Denbigh Flint complex of northwest Alaska. Old and new data are used to present an updated chronology for their ... More

The Earliest People in the Southwest  

Jesse Ballenger, Vance Holliday, and Guadelupe Sanchez

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
Paleoindian occupations across the Southwest are known largely from surface artifact collections because relatively few in situ sites are known. Clovis is the exception, with one of the ... More

Figurines and Figural Art of the Northwest Coast  

Roy L. Carlson

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Similarities between the earliest Northwest Coast art and ethnographic art are traced regionally from 2000 bc into the late nineteenth century. The earliest known figural art is in the ... More

From the Norton Culture to the Ipiutak Cult in Northwest Alaska  

Owen Mason

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
Between A.D. 200 and 900, the Ipiutak regional system developed an intercontinental trade in obsidian and iron, associated with a shamanic crisis cult in Northwest Alaska. People gathered ... More

Greenlandic Dorset  

Jens Fog Jensen

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter provides a summary of the Greenlandic Dorset culture, previously known as Independence II or Dorset I. Greenlandic Dorset is one aspect of a particularly dynamic period in ... More

Holocene Prehistory of the Northwestern Subarctic  

Ben Potter

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
This chapter synthesizes our current understanding of Holocene prehistory (from 11,500 years ago) of the northwest Subarctic, encompassing Alaska, Yukon Territory, and northern British ... More

Inuguat: Prehistoric Human Figurines in the North American Arctic  

William Fitzhugh and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Renderings of human figurines (inuguat) appear consistently throughout the archaeological record of the North American Arctic. Artefacts which date from the Old Bering Sea cultures in ... More

Kinship and Social Organization in the Pre-Hispanic Caribbean  

Bradley E. Ensor

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article examines two problems on pre-Hispanic Caribbean kinship and social organization through the application of independent archaeological data. First, it discusses the limitations ... More

North America—Southwest  

Polly Schaafsma

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This broad overview considers the long discontinuous and diverse history of anthropomorphic figurine production in the ancient American Southwest. While the primary focus is on the ... More

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