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Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology

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ISBN-10: 1611320925

ISBN-13: 9781611320923

Edition: 2012

Authors: Terry L. Jones, Jennifer E. Perry

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Recent archaeological research on California includes a greater diversity of models and approaches to the region’s past, as older literature on the subject struggles to stay relevant. This comprehensive volume offers an in-depth look at the most recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field including key controversies relevant to the Golden State: coastal colonization, impacts of comets and drought cycles, systems of power, Polynesian contacts, and the role of indigenous peoples in the research process, among others. With a specific emphasis on those aspects of California’s past that resonate with the state’s modern cultural identity, the editors and contributors—all leading…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Origins, Environment, and Ecology
The Archaeology of a Goodly Ilande
A Land by the Sea: An Ocean View of California Archaeology
A Land Impacted? The Younger Dryas Boundary Event in California
A Land of Diversity: Genetic Insights into Ancestral Origins
A Land of Many People: Population Dynamics as Context and Catalyst
A Land of Many Seasons: Bioarchaeology and the Medieval Climatic Anomaly Hypothesis in Central California
A Land of Work: Foraging Behavior and Ecology
A Land of Prestige
A Land of Fire: Anthropogenic Burning on the Central Coast of California
Social Dimensions of the Past
A Land of Power: The Materiality of Wealth, Knowledge, Authority, and the Supernatural
A Land of Violence
A Land Visited: Reviewing the Case for Polynesian Contact in Southern California
A Land of Style: A Quantitative and Cultural Transmission Approach to Understanding Cosp Rock Art
A Land of Vision and Dreams
A Land of Boundaries and Networks
A Land of Many Genders
A Land of Ethnogenesis: Material Culture, Power, and Identity
A Land of Cultural Pluralism: Case Studies from California's Colonial Frontier
A Land of Inequality: Structure, Agency, and the Archaeology of African Americans
A Land of Many Archaeologists: Archaeology with Native Californians
Conclusion: A Land of Many Perspectives
About the Editors and Contributors