Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia

By: Gibbon, Guy (ed.)

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Did prehistoric humans walk to North America from Siberia?
Who were the inhabitants of the spectacular Anasazi cliff dwellings in the Southwest and why did they disappear?
Native Americans used acorns as a major food source, but how did they get rid of the tannic acid which is toxic to humans?
How does radiocarbon dating work and how accurate is it?

Title: Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America: An Encyclopedia

Author: Gibbon, Guy (ed.)

Categories: American History, Native Peoples, Ancient History, Archeology,

Publisher: N Y, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1998

ISBN Number: 081530725X

ISBN Number 13: 9780815307259

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: XL

Seller ID: 122815

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 941 pages. The Encyclopedia serves as a comprehensive and current introduction to the ancient societies that populated continental North America. The detailed Reader's Guide provides an overview of North American natural and cultural concepts, a discussion of the continent's pre-history, and a brief history of the study of archaeology in North America. Maps, a list of entries by cultural area and topical area, and an extensive index are invaluable ais to interested laypersons, to students, and to researchers, all of whom will find useful and intriguing information in this extensive work.