California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, And Complexity

California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, And Complexity

California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, and Complexity

Some forty scholars examine California's prehistory and archaeology, looking at marine and terrestrial palaeoenvironments, initial human colonization, linguistic prehistory, early forms of exchange, mitochondrial D.N.A. studies, and rock art. This work is the most extensive study of California's prehistory undertaken in the past 20 years. An essential resource for any scholar of California prehistory and archaeology!

Review
Editors Terry Jones . . . and Kathryn Klar . . . have done an outstanding job of assembling a vast store of information and making it readable and understandable to the non-expert. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in California archaeology and a model for other regions to emulate. (Mark Michel, President of The Archaeological Conservancy American Archaeology)

This new book is now the primary reference on the prehistory of the entire state, updating two classic 1984 volumes (Joseph Chartkoff and Kerry Kona Chartkoff, The Archaeology of California, CH, Feb'85; Michael Moratto, California Archaeology,CH, Mar'85). Since then, an abundance of new information has accumulated from contract archaeology field projects, and new methods of analysis, theoretical perspectives, and research questions have emerged. For this comprehensive review, more than 50 authors contributed...

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