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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

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

Climate  

Scott E. Ingram

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter serves as an introduction to and reference for climate–human behavior studies in the Southwest. These studies investigate potential climatic impacts on social change and ... More

Fauna and the emergence of intensive agricultural economies in the United States Southwest  

Rebecca M. Dean

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Hohokam of Arizona, USA, created one of the most intensive agricultural systems in North America. Their hunting economy intensified along with the agricultural system, but ... More

Minerals  

Andrew I. Duff, Judith A. Habicht-Mauche, and M. Steven Shackley

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter discusses the procurement of clay, temper, and mineral pigments (including lead) used to make pottery, as well as tool stone, salt, and turquoise, by people in the Southwest. ... More

People–Wetland Interaction in Canada  

Kathryn Bernick

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter discusses wetland archaeology in Canada. It first summarizes the intellectual and sociopolitical context that affects where and how Canadian archaeologists conduct research, ... More

Plants  

Suzanne K. Fish and Karen R. Adams

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Oct 2017
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Sep 2017
Beginning 4,000 or more years ago in the U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest, the most varied and sustained interactions between regional inhabitants and the plants of their environments ... More

Tracking the trade in animal pelts in early historic eastern North America  

Heather A. Lapham

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter highlights zooarchaeology’s contribution to our understanding of the trade in animal pelts (furs, skins, and hides) that flourished between Native Americans and Europeans in ... More

13,000 years of communal bison hunting in western North America  

John D. Speth

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
For the past 13,000 years Indians in the North American Great Plains hunted bison (Bison bison and B. antiquus) in large communally organized drive operations. This chapter briefly ... More

Zooarchaeology of the pre-Contact Northwest coast of North America  

Gregory G. Monks

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
The Northwest Coast of North America (NWC) is a culture area that extends from the Klamath River in northern California to Yakutat Bay in southeastern Alaska. The area’s topography varies ... More

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