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Adapting to a Frozen Coastal Environment  

Robert W. Park

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
In the Arctic, people experience some of the most profound seasonal changes anywhere on earth: the temperature and amount of daylight differ tremendously between summer and winter, the ... More

Agricultural Landscapes  

Kurt Anschuetz, Eileen L. Camilli, and Christopher D. Banet

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
The discussion in this chapter is based on the premise that agricultural landscapes are the foundations of the economies, social organizations, and cultural identities of farming ... More

The Aleutian Tradition: The Last 4,000 Years  

Debra Corbett and Michael Yarborough

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
Archaeological research in the last 35 years has greatly increased our understanding of the complexity and dynamism of prehistoric Aleutian cultures. The traditional view of a uniform and ... More

Ancient DNA and Stable Isotopes: Windows on Arctic Prehistory  

Justin Tackney, Joan Coltrain, Jennifer Raff, and Dennis O'Rourke

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Oct 2016
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Aug 2016
Genetic diversity in modern Arctic communities provides a baseline from which to assess population history. This is augmented by documenting patterns of genetic variation in prehistoric ... More

Animal use at early colonies on the southeastern coast of the United States  

Elizabeth J. Reitz

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Data from three early European-sponsored colonies in North America indicate that changes in animal use occurred quickly. Over half of the meat from vertebrate sources in a Spanish ... More

Animals  

Karen Gust Schollmeyer and Katherine A. Spielmann

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
Studies of animals in Southwest archaeology have been particularly successful in addressing the social-environmental context of human use of fauna. Two aspects of this topic form the focus ... More

Animate Shadows of Bears and Giants  

Kevin Conti and William Walker

This chapter explores the performance of light and shadows in two ancestral Pueblo rock art sites in southeast Utah. These sites possess anthropomorphic rock faces and modified features to ... More

Anthropogenic Landscapes  

Christopher I. Roos

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
It has been suggested that anthropogenic burning may have altered Southwest landscapes at a large scale. Southwestern biomes vary in their propensity for and their susceptibility to ... More

Applied Archaeology in the Americas: Evaluating Archaeological Solutions to the Impacts of Global Environmental Change  

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of ... More

The Arawak Diaspora: Perspectives from South America  

Michael Heckenberger

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article discusses the full range of Arawak and closely related groups. It addresses four primary aspects of the diaspora: histories of studies on the Arawak; language groupings and ... More

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