Kansas Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0700614281

ISBN-13: 9780700614288

Edition: 2006

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From Kanorado to Pawnee villages, Kansas is a land rich in archaeological sites--nearly 12,000 known--that testify to its prehistoric heritage. This volume presents the first comprehensive overview of Kansas archaeology in nearly fifty years, containing the most current descriptions and interpretations of the state's archaeological record. Building on Waldo Wedel's classic Introduction to Kansas Archaeology, it synthesizes more than four decades of research and discusses all major prehistoric time period in one readily accessible resource. In Kansas Archaeology, a team of distinguished contributors, all experts in their fields, synthesize what is known about the human presence in Kansas from the age of the mammoth hunters, circa 10,000 B.C., to Euro-American contact in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering such sites as Kanorado--one of the oldest in the Americas--the authors review prehistoric peoples of the Paleoarchaic era, Woodland cultures, Central Plains tradition, High Plains Upper Republican culture, Late Prehistoric Oneota, and Great Bend peoples. They also present material on three historic cultures: Wichita, Kansa, and Pawnee. The findings presented here shed new light on issues such as how people adapted to environmental shifts and the impact of technological innovation on social behavior. Included also are chapters on specialized topics such as plant use in prehistory, sources of stone for tool manufacture, and the effects of landscape evolution on sites. Chapters on Kansas culture history also reach into the surrounding region and offer directions for future inquiry. More than eighty illustrations depict a wide range of artifacts and material remains. An invaluable resourcefor archaeologists and students, Kansas Archaeology is also accessible to interested laypeople--anyone needing a summary of the material remains that have been found in Kansas. It demonstrates the major advances in our understanding of Kansas prehistory that have applications far beyond its borders and point the way toward our future understanding of the past.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.50" long x 1.44" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Late Quaternary and Modern Environments in Kansas
The Effects of Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution on the Archaeological Record of Kansas
The Paleoarchaic of Kansas
Woodland Adaptations in Eastern Kansas
Plains Woodland Complexes of Western Kansas and Adjacent Portions of Nebraska and Colorado
The Central Plains Tradition
The Late Prehistoric on the High Plains of Western Kansas: High Plains Upper Republican and Dismal River
Late Prehistoric Oneota in the Central Plains
The Great Bend Aspect
Looking South: The Middle Ceramic Period in Southern Kansas and Beyond
Wichita Ethnohistory
The Kansa
The Pawnee in Kansas: Ethnohistory and Archaeology
Paleoethnobotanical Research in Kansas
Kansas Lithic Resources
References Cited
The Contributors
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